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Offline Microsoft Patching

by Donna Buenaventura / December 13, 2006 3:23 PM PST

"Installing Windows updates without an internet connection

Looking for manageable Windows updates even without an internet connection? Our offline update 3.0 script collection downloads the entire body of updates for Windows 2000, XP or Server 2003 from Microsoft's servers in one fell swoop and then uses them to create patch packages on CD, DVD or USB stick. Those in turn allow you to update as many PCs as desired."

http://www.heise-security.co.uk/articles/80682 via SANS - ISC

This is a nice idea is for some of users who want to deploy update to another computer that is not patch at all yet.

Example incident:

A friend of mine just bought a PC or I will reinstall his system, if I have those patches in a disk (e.g. dvd), I will simply use it to install the updates without even connecting the vulnerable system to the net.

Or I can setup another system in another machine in my home without the need to connect it to the net to get the updates for I already have the patches in a DVD for offline installation.

The idea is really nice and I'm sure many users who has more than 1 machine or plan to buy another, including ITs will like it

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Patching Windows off line
by Silvertop / December 14, 2006 7:31 PM PST

Go to www.autopatcher.com and download their monthly updates. They even include a tweaker in the program.

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Yes. That is a neat one. I am using that too:-)
by Donna Buenaventura / December 14, 2006 10:10 PM PST

Another one I'm using is install first the Service Pack 2 using the free XP SP2 CD by Microsoft then that will give me a bit of confidence to connect the computer of my neighbor since there is a firewall on it and it is the latest service pack. From there, I can go to WU or MU website to get the remaining updates.

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