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Batch file fo rpatch installation

Hi,

we will be installing patches manually on  windows server system due oto some issues with patcihng tool.

We are making a repository of applicaable windows pathces by dowloading them from internet(ms cataloger website) .

Can you please help with a batch file how to automate the installation.

Also, we find making a repository of   individual download from MS catalogue website time consuming and is there any   better or smart method to do this

Thanks.
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Window Software Update Services (WSUS). Windows Update For Business (WU4B). Windows Update. Microsoft Update. All of these are "free".

You don't describe the problem you are having, so I don't know why you wouldn't use one of the built-in solutions.

But once you've downloaded the patches, how you install them depends on the file extension. Just create a batch file that lists all the patches.

For exes:

start /wait file.exe /s

For MSUs and MSPs

start /wait  wusa file.msu /quiet /norestart

For MSIs

start /wait  msiexec file,msi /qn

And finish up with a reboot

shutdown -r -f -t 0

Push the batch file with GPO, psexec, Invoke-Command, or whatever tool you have available.
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Thanks may i Know what start /wait and /quiet  does  ,, while i understand /norestart please

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Thanks i understand now  how to create a batch file,  instead of writing all the .msuname ,
is there a way to call them  to the batch file.

Assuming traditional batch

for /f "usebackq" %%i in (`dir *.msu /b`) do @start /wait wusa %%i /quiet /norestart

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