WSUS Offline Update 10.9.2 Pick
FREEWAREFILES EDITOR'S REVIEW
Microsoft releases frequent updates of its Windows operating systems and other types of software like Office, which are important in maintaining the security of computers. The patches usually seal loopholes that hackers take advantage of, ensuring the company always stays ahead of people with malicious intentions. You generally download these updates when your computer is connected to the Internet, but this has two main drawbacks. First, the computer must have Internet access. Second, the computer can easily get attacked before completing the required download. Fortunately, you can solve both problems by using WSUS Offline Update.
WSUS stands for Windows Server Update Service, and the program will help you patch your computer without connecting to the Internet. Of course, you will first of all need to download the required patches from a computer with Internet access.
Using WSUS Offline Update
WSUS Offline Update is built for functionality rather than aesthetic appeal, which is not to say the interface is ugly. The interface is simple and user friendly, featuring just a few options you can use to customize how you want to download the updates.
You can choose to download Microsoft updates for Windows, Office or Legacy Products, make necessary selections and then click the 'Start' button.
Some of the things we configured prior to downloading updates included the edition of operating system, language and type of architecture. We also included other things in the download, such as updated versions of C++ Runtime libraries, Windows Defender virus definitions, .NET Framework and Microsoft Security Essentials.
WSUS Offline Update created an installation script we could use to update multiple machines. We could also use the program to copy all the updates to our chosen folder or create an ISO file with all the files, which we could then burn on a DVD.
WSUS Offline Update allows you to update your Windows operating system without connecting to the Internet. Since you will download the required patches beforehand, you can use the program to update multiple computers, which is especially handy for IT administrators, as it saves a significant amount of time. The program is compatible with different versions of Windows operating system and Microsoft Office in different languages. However, you must use it more frequently to get the latest patches.
Software Product Description
Review Date: 2016-05-13
Pros: It downloaded the files that I requested, created an ISO, and a USB version.
Cons: The USB version didn't install updates properly and it didn't reboot (nor did it request to reboot). IE9 didn't install even though a window stated that it would.
Other Thoughts: Downloading the files is easy but the installation process needs to be updated and fixed.