The Windows Servicing Guy

Tips and tricks from a Windows support engineer on issues related to servicing

January, 2010

  • Why are all the files not installed when you install a hotfix?

    I was asked this question the other day at work and thought it might make for an interesting post. Someone at work was installing a fix off of the web, in this case it was http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976240 . After they installed the fix, they noticed...
  • New years answer's cont'd

    Second question that was asked was the following: "Another one: Why is the /passive switch not supported for updates. With update.exe, there was a "/passive" switch that was IMMENSELY USEFUL when installing batch updates via a script as it was UNATTENDED...
  • New year answers...

    Thanks for the couple of questions that I got on my end of year post. Let's look at the first one: "Many times after reinstalling Vista, I can't reliably install already downloaded *.cab updates (things like Ultimate Extras and Bitlocker repair tool...