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  1. *Blowing the cobwebs off this idea* - vlite was a great slipstreamer app but it only worked with SP1 pkg. Not sure if anything else since has been created..
  2. Make sure you have first downloaded all the cab files - you can leave them in the Vista downloads folder but you'll find it easier to create a subfolder for those cabs - call the folder "cab downloads" (without quotations) and move all the cabs into that folder. IMPORTANT: In your explorer address bar at top, highlight and COPY the address to where you moved your cab files ie: C:\Users\Jimz\Downloads\cab downloads You will be posting this address in your "cmd" prompt later to direct where your downloaded cab files are After copying the cab files location, you want to finally run your "cmd" with an administrative privilege. click start - all programs - accessories - command prompt (run as administrator). copy and paste these commands (make sure your path to update folder is correct) - the following is appreciated as per credit to GHM: To BULK install updates, I usually run the following set of commands: forfiles /p <path to update folder> /m *.cab /c "cmd /c mkdir @fname" forfiles /p <path to update folder> /m *.cab /c "cmd /c pkgmgr /ip /m:@file /s:@fname /norestart" The first command creates a folder for each individual update and the second one installs each update and extracts onto each created folder. Here's a practical example. Say, I have all of the updates from the repository located in my Downloads folder inside my user profile. In this case, I want to install every update in the "General" folder. I'd use the commands above like so: forfiles /p "C:\Users\Jimz\Downloads\cab downloads" /m *.cab /c "cmd /c mkdir @fname" forfiles /p "C:\Users\Jimz\Downloads\cab downloads" /m *.cab /c "cmd /c pkgmgr /ip /m:@file /s:@fname /norestart" I'd recommend you install no more than 200 updates at a time. This can also be used to create an updated Vista ISO for later use (tutorial coming soon™) Anyway, here's the link for the repository https://mega.nz/folder/MgBRSKKK#rDcZY60CQ7uWMRUcagT4EQ
  3. So this is how I edited your "vista offline_bat" file included with your MEGA updates: start /w pkgmgr /ip /m:C:\Update\update.cab /s:C:\Sandbox /l:C:\log.txt cls ::Change path in here FOR %%f IN (E:\updates\*.cab) DO start /w pkgmgr /o:"E:\mount\Windows" /ip /m:"%%f" /s:"E:\temp" /l:e:\temp\log.txt PAUSE cls forfiles /p "C:\Users\M3A78EM\Downloads\GreenHillManiacsVISTAx86\CABS" /m *.cab /c "cmd /c mkdir @fname" forfiles /p "C:\Users\M3A78EM\Downloads\GreenHillManiacsVISTAx86\CABS" /m *.cab /c "cmd /c pkgmgr /ip /m:@file /s:@fname /norestart" All the bat folders are contained as before, everything working except still no "coherent" log file. Maybe I didnt put the log command in the right location? Its a text file full of a massive array of quoted "y's" ie: À =RZé À Àv ¬ ò*Zé r S3"ñ‚Öaa xz­¨z­à @ t z r e s . d l l , - 2 1 2 @ t z r e s . d l l , - 2 1 1 Äÿÿÿ GC«¸í‚Ö|Ú é¦Àï‚Ö P a c k a g e - M a n a g e r - C B S 2 6 4 8 C : \ l o g . t x t ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ this file 832 KB in size so I only snipped a few lines for clarity. This was log.text. Two others were log.txt.dpx and another log.txt.perf. all with these y's.
  4. Ooh ok thanks for that information about pkgmgr not being able to show any visual progress. But what about a log file? Could that be created as the updates are being installed then? I was messing around with a script I found awhile back that I posted in here that installed all the msu, exe, msp, and cab files. It also leaves a log that can be referenced readily at anytime during the Vista updates installation. BUT, I chose not to use it for these cab files because it makes a mess of the update folder where all the updates are. It scatters the .cat, manifest, mum files and x86 folders everywhere through the location folder, not to mention, that it swells the folders to triple the size. The way you created your cab install *.bat file was great and simple because it contains all the files for deletion later. I just thought if it could create a log too, it would be the icing on the cake. I'm not sure if logs can be created because I'm not a programmer and please excuse me for this request if it cant be done, because I have no idea. But many thanks again for what you have provided so far!! InstallUpdatesh.Vbs_.vbs
  5. HI GHM, I just wanted to thank you for providing all these update files from your MEGA account as it really covers all of the ground work us Vista users would have struggled to achieve. I have been using the batch file you have kindly provided as well, and for the most part, I think it has been working. Checking windows update history is one way to authenticate the installation of a particular update, but I was wondering if there was any way of creating a cmd prompt or text file to see the installs in real time? I've tried to combine some of yours (and others) existing code to do this myself but cant seem to get it to work. I would be nice to know which ones are successful in installation and which have failed. Many thanks for any info!!!
  6. Hey Dylan, let us know how you make out! I read that vlite only works with SP1 for slipstreaming and not SP2. The author of vlite also did not have any intentions of updating the program to work with SP2. I also noticed that the timeline on which greenhillmaniac's updates are appearing on MEGA is getting further and further apart. I'm wondering if he's abandoned the project? I'm still retrieving my updates through MS update catalogue manually and windows server 2008 rollups continue to roll out as of this posting. Didn't need any patch to make the windows server 2008 extended updates work, like I did for Windows 7, which is just awesome.
  7. A slight edit to the script file is required before using this! I notice didnt mention this before You have to specify in the script, under ' Please place the updates in a folder and modify the below folder path spPatchFolder = "C:\exact location of updates." ..where your updates are in order for the script to find them, because everyone uses a different location
  8. Yes, it just won't let you see the files getting installed from a "cmd" window in real time, like greenhillmaniac's app does. The script does. however, provide a "MicrosoftUpdatesInstall.log" in the root folder you are running it from (where your stored updates are). You can load the log file with notepad and access it anytime during, or after install of the updates. The only advantage in using this script overgreenhillmaniac's app is that it installs the *.net framework updates as well as long as you have them in your root folder with the other updates. But yes it most definitely works. I don't think the posting would still be here in this forum if it didn't.
  9. I have a VBS script, if anyone is interested, that does all the XP, Vista, and 7 Windows Updates including Net Frameworks, and does all "CAB, EXE, MSU, and MSP files. It also detects which ones have already been installed and ignores them. .and it works in XP, Vista, and 7. It has functions for searching subfolders as well. Very efficient. I'm not sure if anyone has posted this anywhere or not, but I feel its a better installer than the installer available on MEGA. I found it in a forum a year ago or so and I use it for all the Windows Server 2008 updates that work on Vista both x86 & x64, all versions. I am more than willing to share this. You will not require WSUS Offline Update as long as you know what updates you need and have already downloaded them into a folder. Since that MEGA account has been kind enough to supply these updates for Vista users everywhere, I feel strongly that this script should replace that existing one thats in there, since this does ALL updates that you have downloaded already. I am brand new today here and this is the reason I signed up, to provide this updater to everyone. It is free, with no permission requirements whatsoever..it is just an amazing *.VBS script. My apologies if this script has already been uploaded or if anyone else knows about it. But if not, ENJOY! Many thanks! Update: Wanted to add that the interface you can run with a windows command prompt, but it does not provide a realtime view like the one on MEGA. It creates MicrosoftUpdatesInstall.log instead right in the root folder and I always just make a shortcut to the log file on my desktop and doubleclick every once in a while to view the progress. If anyone could make it to watch the updates in a command prompt in real time, have at it, and please don't forget to share! InstallUpdatesh.Vbs_.vbs
  10. I have moved this post to the appropriate forum, my apologies

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