Improvements for the System Update Readiness Tool in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2008 R2 EnterpriseWindows Server 2008 R2 Standard More

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.

Update information

How to obtain this update

Windows Update
This update is available from Windows Update.
Microsoft Download Center
The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 7Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 7Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2Download Download the package now.
All supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2Download 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 services
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Prerequisites

There is no prerequisite to apply this update.

Registry information

To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

More Information


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 tool
For 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