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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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Manually Installing, Scripting, and Removing Updates

Most updates in your organization should be installed using WSUS 3.0 SP2 or Configuration Manager 2007 R2. However, at times you might need to install, script, or remove updates manually. This section provides an overview of Windows Update files and describes how to work with updates.

Overview of Windows 7 Update Files

Windows 7 uses MSU files for installing updates, which are Microsoft Update Standalone Packages. MSU files are not executable as are updates for versions of Windows prior to Windows Vista. However, they function quite similarly to executable files because you can double-click them to install an update.

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SECURITY ALERT For security purposes, MSU files should be treated as executable ...

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