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   HI,   I'm Flemming Varmer, and I am the guy behind ABC-Update

When I needed a freeware tool to pull patches from WSUS and MS Update then I went looking, thinking that someone would have made such a useful tool available.
But the candidates was either of inadequate quality, or they carried a price tag that was way too high.
So I decided that I would have to do the coding myself. And after discovering that the market is missing a free and high quality tool to pull updates, it was an easy decision to deliver this little tool as freeware.

The main driver in development is always input from you.
Please write me at abc-update@abc-deploy.com, when you have a need that is not covered, or if you find problems or things that could be better implemented.


What's new in ABC-Update 2.1.2
March 21th 2018

• Status window updates
• Reboot loop fix when used in combination with exit action

What's new in ABC-Update 2.1.1
February 20th 2018

• Fix a slow start issue
• Fix a crash when clients use .NET V2.0
• Fix a crash when browsing multidomain forests

What's new in ABC-Update 2.1.0
December 6th 2017

• Schedule updates in Service Windows
• Check for new version

What's new in ABC-Update 2.0.6
November 5th 2017

• Push update operations to AD groups
• Stop counting "Pending file rename operations" as reboot request
• AD Browser now works even if user do not have permission to browse the entire forest

What's new in ABC-Update 2.0.5
August 1th 2017

• Use maximum of 5 pings to determine online status

What's new in ABC-Update 2.0.4
June 3th 2017

• Prevent Windows power save while patching
• Pending reboot requests from other programs now detected

What's new in ABC-Update 2.0.2
March 5th 2017

• Optionally specify URL for WSUS server to use
• Select targets from file
• Save targets to file

What's new in ABC-Update 2.0.1
November 22th 2016

• Auto elevate to run as administrator and show UAC prompt
• Fixed a crash under Windows 2012 R2

What's new in ABC-Update 2.0
November 6th 2016

• GUI Version
• Push to remote machines

What's new in ABC-Update 1.9.2
August 16th 2016

• Send status eMails when finished
• Fixed syntax check when uninstalling

What's new in ABC-Update 1.9.1
February 29th 2016

• Return codes documented

What's new in ABC-Update 1.9
September 2th 2015

• Changed default to report only missing updates

What's new in ABC-Update 1.8
July 12th 2015

• Logging features added
• Fixed a problem with the reboot loops, seen at shops that automaticallt flush users temp directory at logoff

What's new in ABC-Update 1.7
May 2th 2015

• /C: switch, can now be a comma separated list /C:SecurityUpdates, ServicePacks, UpdateRollups
• /T: switch, can now be a comma separated list /T:Software,Driver
• Exit actions, when the program has finished (Maybe after a series of reboots) you can control what the tool should do next.
  /Exit: Default "Nothing"
  Valid actions: Nothing, Logoff, Sleep, Hibernate, Restart, Shutdown

What's new in ABC-Update 1.6
January 18th 2015

• Display warning if not administrator and UAC enabled
• /K: parameter extended so you can put a “-“ sign in front of a KB number to exclude that particular update

What's new in ABC-Update 1.5
October 14th 2014

• The first public available version