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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 2.0.6
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
• Handle WU_E_PT_EXCEEDED_MAX_SERVER_TRIPS MS error

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