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Update Offline Virtual Machine with PowerShell and WSUS Offline Update: Part 2

Summary: Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Sean Kearney, talks about updating an offline virtual machine with Windows PowerShell and WSUS Offline Update. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, here. Yesterday, I introduced you to a tool you can use to updating offline virtual machines: Update Offline Virtual Machine with PowerShell and WSUS Offline ...

Update Offline Virtual Machine with PowerShell and WSUS Offline Update: Part 1

Summary: Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney introduces a cool tool for updating virtual machines.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have some virtual machines that are normally offline. They need to be updated on a regular basis, but these machines have no access to the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server. Is there an easy answer to this ...

Use the UpdateServices Module to Manage WSUS

Summary: Use the Windows PowerShell and the UpdateServices module to manage WSUS. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have an awesome blog post written by Boe Prox about using the UpdateServices module to manage WSUS. Boe is the 2010 second-place winner of the Scripting Games, and he won a free pass to TechEd 2010 in New ...

Installing WSUS on Windows Server 2012

Summary: Honorary Scripting Guy, Boe Prox, talks about installing WSUS on Windows Server 2012 via Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome back today to Honorary Scripting Guy, Boe Prox. Without further ado, here is Boe… In a previous Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog post, Introduction to WSUS and PowerShell, I ...

Use PowerShell to Show Update Messages from a Specific App

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to display Windows Update messages from specific apps in Windows 8.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to find out how often I am getting Windows Update messages for various apps in Windows 8. It seems like I am having to update things quite often, but I want to ...

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