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Windows 7: How do I download and install updates on a network without using WSUS?

01 Sep 2014   #1
SauravShekhar

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
How do I download and install updates on a network without using WSUS?

Hello Everyone,
We have around 100 systems in our Labs using Windows 7 x64
Downloading and Installing updates for each one of them will eat away our bandwidth.It's already slow ,here in India.
I was wondering whether we can host a proxy which would download updates and save it.The computers on the network can then check for updates on the proxy server and download them rather than visiting microsoft.com.
Is this possible?
Need your advice!
ThankYou


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01 Sep 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Saurav, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could download the MSU files for the updates to be able to use to install the updates with the MSU files on each PC.

Windows Update - Download Standalone MSU Installer File

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Sep 2014   #3
SauravShekhar

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Thanks for the suggestion Shawn!
But it would not be feasible if we install the updates manually on each PC attached to the network.
Maybe I could setup a proxy and the systems can download updates from there.
Will this work?
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02 Sep 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I've never done anything like that, so I'm not sure.
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03 Sep 2014   #5
SauravShekhar

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Can the MSU file run on each of the systems on network?
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03 Sep 2014   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yes, they sure will.
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03 Sep 2014   #7
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

If you check out in the TechNet forums, there should be a script that you can use to force the installs on all machines.
(wouldn't it just be better to set up a WSUS server?)
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