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    • #216303 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      Windows Update Manager (WuMgr) is a open source alternative to the well known WUMT (Windows Update Mini Tool)

      it can be found on github: https://github.com/DavidXanatos/wumgr


      The tool hast the full functionality of WUMT +

      1. ability to auto download wsusscn2.cab
      2. GPO to disable windows update on pro/home win10 machines, by setting WSUS urls to ” “
      3. ability to hide windows update page from the settings app when automatic update is disabled
      4. ability to download updates using direct downloads (wuauserv can be blocked in the firewall)

      Planed features to come soon:

      1. ability to install downloaded updated without using windows update agent api
      2. To better integrate with means of blocking automatic windows update on windows 10 editions which do not respect the Group Policies.
      3. To provide an optional user friendly automatic update mechanism which
        • never forces a reboot !!!
          only searched for updates when the PC is not in use (optional)
        • allows the user to select what class of updates to install, for example avoid feature upgrades or only install critical security patches, etc
        • simply put an automatic update mechanism based on consent and not violence, updates are like 6 ๐Ÿ˜‰
      4. more to come…



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    • #217449 Reply

      AskWoody MVP

      Hi David, nice to see you around ๐Ÿ™‚

      thanks for the new WU controller
      good luck evolving it

    • #217485 Reply

      AskWoody MVP

      It has evolved fast since last time when I looked at it!
      Well done. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #222946 Reply

      AskWoody MVP

      An Open Source Solution to Win 10 Update Problems
      Posted 3 weeks ago

      Anyone that has had to deal with delivering Windows 10 updates to a fleet of PCs knows what a task it can be. Beyond just dealing with a steady flow of updates, Microsoft continually delivers updates that introduce their own problems. Many organizations delay updating because of the poor quality of updates.

      One person has delivered a solution to help manage the updates.

      Obviously, this is a work in progress with additional features on the way. But as an open source offering, you can help develop this into a solid tool through coding and comment.

      Read the full article here

      1 user thanked author for this post.
    • #224901 Reply

      AskWoody MVP

      @davidxanatos, looks like you’ve got a review over at Ghacks.net by Martin Brinkmann:
      Sounds promising for the W10 aficionados, nice work!

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    • #224933 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      It has evolved fast since last time when I looked at it!
      Well done.

      I too looked at one or two of your Beta versions which definitely showed a good deal of promise, not wishing to interfere with the development process nor make any superfluous requests but it would be nice if a list of Hot keys and or keyboard CMD prompt switch’s could go with it as it would make it easier to compile a method of running this Prog. with Task Manager so Win10 Home users could get an almost Win7 Control over upgrades/updates. I messed around with this little Trick with WUMT and so far it’s caught the 1803 upgrade just waiting on a successful capture of 1809 and halted the progress of quite a few “half Baked” Win10 update release’s. It would be nice to regain some control as we did under Win’s 7 and 8.1. Anyways just a thought, great work look forward to future developments ๐Ÿ™‚

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