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Is there any way to get information about all Microsoft updates including non-security Critical Updates? I know this can be done with WSUS but I can't use WSUS in my company. I also tried to use WUA API to get the list of updates, however it gives only updates that are applicable to the running machine. What I want is a complete list that is similar to what we have in WSUS. Thanks.

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If you want to download the Windows updates have a look onto the WSUS Offline Update project. It allows you to download all updates (don't know if only security updates or all) of selected Microsoft products and it offers a way to apply those updates using a local batch file.

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It is a great tool but it gives only security updates that come from wsusscn2.cab –  Bao Nhan Jul 18 '12 at 15:16
For those people who are able to understand German there is patch-info.de which lists also optional updates. –  Robert Jul 18 '12 at 15:34

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