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Hey, Scripting Guy! Quick-Hits Friday: The Scripting Guys Respond to a Bunch of Questions (7/31/09)

     How Can I Migrate AutoText When I Upgrade from One Version of Microsoft Office to Another? Hey, Scripting Guy! We are in the process of converting from Office 2003 to Office 2007. Many people use AutoText and I am trying to automate the process of converting or bringing over their AutoText. I created the below ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Remove a Microsoft Update?

Hey, Scripting Guy! You are not going to believe this. We recently deployed a Microsoft Update, and it is not working well for us. I tested it, of course, but for some reason it is not playing well with our systems. I now need to determine what the problem is, but in the meantime, I want to remove the update from all our systems. How can I ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Search For, Download, and Install an Update?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Reporting on whether a Windows Update is installed or not is pretty cool. However, what happens when I determine the update has not been applied? Am I supposed to call the user and talk them through connecting to the Microsoft Update site and choosing the appropriate update? That may work for one or two users, but it does...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Tell Which Software Updates Are Available Via Windows Update?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I am curious about the updates that are available from Windows Update. The whole process seems so nebulous. It is like some kind of Impressionist painting that suggests things, but I never really get a feel for the updates that are coming down or the ones that are available. I like having a better handle on things than ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I List All Updates That Have Been Added to a Computer?

Hey, Scripting Guy! We have Windows Update configured on all our workstations at work. Automatically, the workstations check for new updates, and download and install the updates that are required. This happens without user intervention, or from intervention on the part of our small and overworked IT department. Here is the problem. The ...

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