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Need .bat to install all windows patches in a folder

Posted on 2014-10-09
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Hi

I used to have a very simple batch file that would silently install all windows patches that I had in a folder.  Could somebody please help me in recreating that?  Something along the lines of what I found in the link below, but I seem to remember it being a lot simpler...

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/152020-batch-script-for-windows-software-updates-installation/ 

Thank you

Tony
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i had a thought, but after looking at the link you posted, noticed it was the same thing - doing dir /b redirected to a file then appending those 2 options at the end

WSUS is a good centrally-managed tool but depends on your environment
if you only have a couple servers it probably isn't worth the time to setup and maintain
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Thanks.  We are using WSUS in our environment, but due to dev/qa/prod patch cycles I need to deploy a few patches manually to just a handful of servers and changing policy and containers these servers are in just wouldn't be worth the work
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@Seth - thank you.  The script works and I have a different question.  I do a lot with vbscript and not much with .bat, so I'm wondering if you could give me a brief walk through what parts of that .bat actually tells it to run on the .msu's in the directory?
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