Updating the windows update agent


25-Oct-2017 18:54

Windows Update, a service offered by Microsoft, provides updates for Windows components.

Start by downloading the Windows Update Agent version 7.6.7601.18847 for Windows 7 here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3050265 In this example I’m using two collections as limiting collections that I’ve created earlier.

I tend to like #2, but the best choice from the above really depends upon your environment and Config Mgr hierarchy.

If you find the above decision as short-sighted as I do, reach out to Microsoft and express your opinion; use the appropriate channels like CSS, premier support, or your TAM and justify business impact.

If you have never disabled Automatic Updates, not to worry, this conversation is completely moot because know it or not, like it or not, your clients already have the latest version of the WUA (based upon your WSUS update status) because it was automatically delivered to them from WSUS.

Here are all of the valid options you can pick from if you have disabled Automatic Updates: I guess that there are other possible options, like doing nothing at all, but those aren’t really valid IMO – kind of like “walk middle of road, squish, like grape”.

Fixes to Windows 98 to resolve the Year 2000 problem were distributed using Windows Update in December 1998.



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