Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2007 21:57 UTC, submitted by Kroc
Microsoft The AutoPatcher project has been asked by Microsoft to stop operations. "Today we received an e-mail from Microsoft, requesting the immediate take-down of the download page, which of course means that AutoPatcher is probably history. As much as we disagree, we can do very little, and although the download page is merely a collection of mirrors, we took the download page down. We would like to thank you for your support. For the past 4 years, it has been a blast. Unfortunately, it seems like it's the end of AutoPatcher as we know it."
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Heise Offline Updater
by pxa270 on Wed 29th Aug 2007 23:32 UTC
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Member since:
2006-01-08

Heise has a similar update tool:

http://www.heise-security.co.uk/articles/80682

In contrast to Autopatcher, it does not repackage/redistribute the MS patches, rather it's a collection of scripts that pulls all the patches from the MS site with Wget, and then creates an ISO which can run them all in unattended mode. It's a bit bigger and slower than Autopatcher though.

Edited 2007-08-29 23:34

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RE: Heise Offline Updater
by boblowski on Thu 30th Aug 2007 06:02 in reply to "Heise Offline Updater"
boblowski Member since:
2007-07-23

The Heise Offline Updater actually works quite well. My only complaint is that it's somewhat slow, but it gets the job done.

Ironically enough, I feel that the whole installation and keeping it current is one of the weaker sides of Windows. Without tools like AutoPatcher/Heise/nLite, installing Windows can be a real PITA. Especially if you have to install and maintain several machines.

Edited 2007-08-30 06:03

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