About the System Update Readiness Tool
The System Update Readiness Tool can help fix problems that might prevent Windows updates and service packs from installing. For more information and how to download the tool, see What is the System Update Readiness Tool.
About this update
This update improves the deployment and serviceability of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. It also provides the following new features for the tool:
- Ability to deploy the System Update Readiness Tool through the DISM command-line options.
- Ability to administratively deploy the latest manifest, mum, and other payload files without the need for downloading the whole package every time that a new release is created. MUM, MANIFEST, and other payload files are very important to maintaining the state of updated components.
- Ability to create or configure a scheduled task that executes the tool without user interaction.
- Event logging channel is created for the System Update Readiness engine to provide feedback to an administrator.
How to obtain this update
Windows UpdateThis update is available from Windows Update.
Microsoft Download CenterThe following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
|All supported x86-based versions of Windows 7||Download the package now.|
|All supported x64-based versions of Windows 7||Download the package now.|
|All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2||Download the package now.|
|All supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2||Download the package now.|
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online servicesMicrosoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
PrerequisitesThere is no prerequisite to apply this update.
Registry informationTo apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
Restart requirementYou have to restart the computer after you apply this update.
Update replacement informationThis update does not replace a previously released update.
For more information about the System Update Readiness Tool, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
947821 Fix Windows corruption errors by using the DISM or System Update Readiness toolFor more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates