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    Unhappy Problem with MSU files.

    I have downloaded msu files from MS and am trying to run them. I double click on the file as directed and get this message -

    "Searching for updates on this computer."

    All my system seems to be doing is chasing its own tail. What exactly am I missing here? Why would it look for updates when the msu file is the update? According to directions the msu update file is the installation file for the requested update and all you have to do is doubleclick on it. I'm on a 64-bit system and downloaded the appropriate update file but am getting nowhere fast.

    I've read the link to "Windows 7 Update Solution" and "Windows 7: Windows Update - Download Standalone MSU Installer File" and have followed the instructions. No help there.

    I've used msu files to update before without any problems. What's changed or what should I be looking for? Any ideas or help?

    Thx,
    C

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    Try stopping the wuauserv (Windows Update) Service immediately before running the MSU file(s), open Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Esc) to the Services tab and right-click wuauserv > Stop Service.

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    You may be interested in automating the msu installation process. See: http://ccmexec.com/2012/02/installin...msu-with-sccm/

    A more comprehensive installer, for which I had a link that no longer works, is:
    Code:
    'Msgbox constants:
    '0 = vbOKonly
    '36 = vbYesNo + vbQuestion
    '64 = vbOKonly + vbInformation
    '65 = vbOKCancel + vbInformation
    If WScript.Arguments.Named.Exists("elevated") = False Then
      'Launch the script again as administrator
      CreateObject("Shell.Application").ShellExecute "wscript.exe", """" & WScript.ScriptFullName & """ /elevated", "", "runas", 1
      WScript.Quit
    Else
      'Change the working directory from the system32 folder back to the script’s folder.
      Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
      oShell.CurrentDirectory = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject").GetParentFolderName(WScript.ScriptFullName)
      MsgBox "Now running with elevated permissions",0,mytitle
    End If
    Dim objfso, objShell, folder, files, sFolder, folderidx, Iretval, return
    Set objfso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Set objShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
    sFolder = left(WScript.ScriptFullName,(Len(WScript.ScriptFullName))-(len(WScript.ScriptName)))
    Set folder = objfso.GetFolder(sFolder)
    Set files = folder.Files
    ToDo = 0 ' there is nothing to do
    For each folderIdx In files
      If Ucase(Right(folderIdx.name,3)) = "MSU" then
        ToDo = ToDo + 1 ' there is something to do.
        wscript.echo "wusa.exe """ & sfolder & folderidx.name & """ /quiet /norestart"
        Rslt = objShell.Run ("wusa.exe """ & sfolder & folderidx.name & """ /quiet /norestart", 1, True)
        If (Rslt = 0) or (Rslt= 3010) then
          Msg = folderidx.name & " Success " & "[" & Rslt & "]"
        Else
          myprompt= folderidx.name & " Failed " & "[" & Rslt & "]"
        End If
        Rslt = MsgBox(myprompt, 65, mytitle)
        If (Rslt = 2) or (Rslt = 3) or (Rslt = 7) Then
          'Cancel/Abort/No was clicked
          wscript.quit(1)
        End If
      End If
    Next
    If (ToDo = 0) Then
      MsgBox "Nothing to do.", 64, mytitle
    Else
      MsgBox "Done.", 64, mytitle
      Rslt = MsgBox("Close all programs? Press Yes to restart or No to continue.", 36, mytitle)
      If (Rslt = 6) Then
        Set WSHShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
        WshShell.Run "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\shutdown.exe /r /t 0"
      End If
    End If
    Simply save the above in a text file named Installmsu.vbs, then double-click to run.
    Cheers,

    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

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    Quote Originally Posted by satrow View Post
    Try stopping the wuauserv (Windows Update) Service immediately before running the MSU file(s)...
    Or disconnect from the Internet.
    Computer Consultant/Technician since 1998 (first PC was Atari 1040STE in 1988).
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    What are msu files? I remember msi files
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
    http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forum...-Technologies/

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    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    What are msu files? I remember msi files
    msu = Microsoft Standalone Update

    Hope this helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Corbett View Post
    msu = Microsoft Standalone Update
    Hope this helps...
    I should have remembered that one
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
    http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forum...-Technologies/

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