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  • blowdart

    Do any of those folks hang out here? It's nice to see that there's a central tool for pulling down all the latest bits, but I wonder, if some of the Microsoft sourced bits get patched (for example the FTP pieces) will updates appear in Windows Update, or must we check elsewhere?

  • Mark Brown

    Funny you should ask. This is my new team here at Microsoft.

    To your question, yes anything you install through the WebPI will get updated through that tool. You don't need to go elsewhere for anything in there. The way this works is that the tool checks a manifast file and if there is something new or updated it indicates this in the UI. You click it and BAM you're getting updated Smiley

    EDIT: With regards to your question about WU, no, it wouldn't show up there.

    EDIT 2: I'm doing a crummy job of answering your question Barry. Basically you have to run the tool every so often to see if there are updates. It doesn't "push" things to you like WU does. Hope that's more complete Smiley

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