15 November 2011

Manually download individual updates for targeted installation

Windows Update is great, but sometimes you just urgently need one update for a few machines.  In this case I am going to go through manually downloading and installing the update for MS11-083.

  • Log in as an administrator on the local machine
  • Browse to the the Microsoft Update Catalog site http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/home.aspx
  • Search for the security bulletin number
  • Add the update(s) for the affected Operating systems or products
  • View Basket
  • Download
  • Select a folder
  • Continue

Once the downloads are complete you can install them manually as they are in the standalone installer packaging

If you run into this issue trying to download

The website has encountered a problem  

[Error number: 800704DD] 
The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view. The options provided below might help you solve the problem. 

It is caused because the user is not logged on.  You might get this if you have just run IE as an administrator as opposed to logging in as the administrator.

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