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Status NO GO :(
Created by Jon Wojtacha
Created on Jan 29, 2024

Configure Software Updates -> Microsoft Updates page work without Internet connection

Microsoft Update display doesn't work now without the clients having direct Internet Access. Microsoft has this ability in the Windows update API, we use it for offline update catalog scanning.
Please see:
Using WUA to Scan for Updates Offline - Win32 apps | Microsoft Learn
win32/desktop-src/Wua_Sdk/ at docs · MicrosoftDocs/win32 · GitHub
Using to find missing Windows updates | TechTarget

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  • Jon Wojtacha
    Feb 27, 2024

    Yes, but the cab can be hosted on a web server (advanced insights server) and clients can use it as a scan point for the latest cab file, so it doesn't need to be copied to all end points. No driver scans would not bother us.

  • Andy Lukaszewski
    Feb 27, 2024

    The offline file is too large to reasonably expect all devices to download this. Also, the offline scan doesn't include driver updates.

  • Kevin McCarthy
    Feb 9, 2024

    No votes left but +1 for this. We'd love to be able to use this dashboard for monthly reporting.