Update Windows with WUA Manager

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  1. Posts : 5,086
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #21

    I forgot that I'd unblocked updates for testing. Anyway when I block updates (hard block) I get this:

    ** Saturday 17/04/2021 18:05:09 **
    Launched SU10Guard.exe[7140] services.exe[860] wininit.exe[788]
    Windows Startup Settings
    Registry Key hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\explorer
    Value NoWindowsUpdate (N) will be a new value with data
    1
    =======================================================
    ** Saturday 17/04/2021 18:05:18 **
    Change Accepted
    =======================================================
    ** Saturday 17/04/2021 18:05:18 **
    Other Windows Settings
    Registry Key hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\windowsupdate
    Value OSUpgrade (N) will be a new value with data
    0
    Value ReservationsAllowed (N) will be a new value with data
    0
    =======================================================
    ** Saturday 17/04/2021 18:05:22 **
    Change Accepted
    =======================================================
    ** Saturday 17/04/2021 18:05:22 **
    Other Windows Settings
    Registry Key hkey_local_machine\software\policies\microsoft\windows\windowsupdate
    Value DisableOSUpgrade (N) will be a new value with data
    1
    Value DisableWindowsUpdateAccess (N) will be a new value with data
    1
    =======================================================
    ** Saturday 17/04/2021 18:05:23 **
    Change Accepted
    =======================================================
    ** Saturday 17/04/2021 18:05:23 **
    Additional Security
    Registry Key hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\image file execution options
    Subkey EOSNOTIFY.EXE has been added
    Subkey InstallAgent.exe has been added
    Subkey MusNotification.exe has been added
    Subkey MUSNOTIFICATIONUX.EXE has been added
    Subkey remsh.exe has been added
    Subkey SIHClient.exe has been added
    Subkey UpdateAssistant.exe has been added
    Subkey UPFC.EXE has been added
    Subkey UsoClient.exe has been added
    Subkey WaaSMedic.exe has been added
    Subkey WaasMedicAgent.exe has been added
    Subkey Windows10Upgrade.exe has been added

    Interestingly it's using IFEO to pass executables listed above to debugger with a value of "*"

    NOTE: This post is nothing to do with WAU Manager. These entries are created by other software.
    Last edited by Callender; 17 Apr 2021 at 13:05.
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  2. Posts : 7,456
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #22

    Callender said:
    Anyway when I block updates (hard block) I get this:
    How do you get the log? Where is the log file?

    Callender said:
    I'm still using Sledgehammer/ WUMT
    Note that Sledgehammer will not disable Microsoft Update Health Tools (KB4023057). https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10...ml#post2158800

    Paul Black said:
    When I want to check for WU's I just run the + Windows Update MiniTool.vbs file from the folder.
    More conveniently, you may create a desktop shortcut to the following target:

    "D:\The folder\bin\wumt_x64.exe" -update

    Paul Black said:
    The strange thing was, that it worked on one computer, but NOT on another, I never did get to the bottom of it!
    Do you know how to check whether the hijackers have been disabled?
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  3. Posts : 16,017
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #23

    Hello Matthew,

    Matthew Wai said:
    Do you know how to check whether the hijackers have been disabled?

    I tried quite a few things at the time, but it was over a year ago and I did NOT keep the notes. I just uninstalled WAU Manager in the end.

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  4. Posts : 5,086
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #24

    Matthew Wai said:
    How do you get the log? Where is the log file?
    It's created by other third party software.

    Update Windows with WUA Manager-mj-regwatcher-log-file-viewer.jpg
    Matthew Wai said:
    Note that Sledgehammer will not disable Microsoft Update Health Tools (KB4023057). https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10...ml#post2158800
    Do you know how to check whether the hijackers have been disabled?
    I uninstalled that program (Microsoft Health Tools)

    As for checking update hijackers I leave that to Sledgehammer. It runs a vbs script to disable them by changing permissions. I just checked one.

    Update Windows with WUA Manager-permissions.jpg
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  5. Posts : 16,017
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #25

    Hello Matthew,

    Matthew Wai said:
    More conveniently, you may create a desktop shortcut to the following target:

    "D:\The folder\bin\wumt_x64.exe" -update

    I did actually do that on my OS, without the -update, in case I decided I wanted to include Drivers. I didn't put that option in my post above because I did NOT want to confuse things because the OP is asking about WAU Manager.

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  6. Posts : 7,456
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #26

    To anyone who is interested, run the following command via elevated Command Prompt:

    Start "" %WinDir%\System32\UsoClient.exe

    Code:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19042.746]
    (c) 2020 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    C:\Windows\system32>Start "" %WinDir%\System32\UsoClient.exe
    Access is denied.
    
    C:\Windows\system32>
    If it outputs Access is denied as shown above, the hijacker has been disabled.
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  7. Posts : 5,086
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #27

    Matthew Wai said:
    To anyone who is interested, run the following command via elevated Command Prompt:

    Start "" %WinDir%\System32\UsoClient.exe

    Code:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19042.746]
    (c) 2020 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    C:\Windows\system32>Start "" %WinDir%\System32\UsoClient.exe
    Access is denied.
    
    C:\Windows\system32>
    If it outputs Access is denied as shown above, the hijacker has been disabled.
    That is an easy way to check. Thanks.

    Update Windows with WUA Manager-administrator_-command-prompt.jpg
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  8. Posts : 561
    Windows 10 Pro 19042 x64
    Thread Starter
       #28

    Update Windows with WUA Manager


    Paul Black said:
    Hello @Motim,
    Why do you want to do that?
    Hello,
    Because I do not want Microsoft to take control on my computer.
    When I boot my computer, I have some routine to check the catalog for updates relevant to my system. If there is something new, I first download it, then search what it is about. If it is security update, install it manually. If it is feature update - let it wait a little. Any others, first I learn what it is about.
    This is from past experience (my previous computer), when auto update was on and the whole system 'broken', had to start everything from the beginning.
    So I like to have control on the updates.
    Motim
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  9. Posts : 7,456
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #29

    Windows Update MiniTool will show what updates they are.
    You can either install or hide them as you please.
    Even KB4023057, a critical update, will not be installed automatically.
    You will have full control.

    Update Windows with WUA Manager-wumt-lists-updates-available.jpg
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  10. Posts : 16,017
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #30

    Regarding the %WinDir%\System32\UsoClient.exe, you might find this interesting . . .

    > What is UsoClient.exe in Windows 10

    This also applies and works in CMD Script and VBScript to Control Windows Update in Windows 10.

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