I run into this one every once and awhile. A new VM get’s setup and I go to run Windows Updates.
I immediately want to click the Find out more next to Get updates for other Microsoft products so that I make sure all updates are available. Doing so however causes Internet Explorer to display a page telling me how to run Windows Update. Everytime I run into this I always go to Google to find the workaround I’ve used in the past. Here it is posted for future me:
Create the following in a .VBS on the server (Scary!) and double click it.
Set ServiceManager = CreateObject("Microsoft.Update.ServiceManager") ServiceManager.ClientApplicationID = "My App" 'add the Microsoft Update Service, GUID Set NewUpdateService = ServiceManager.AddService2("7971f918-a847-4430-9279-4a52d1efe18d",7,"")
Viola! Microsoft Updates now included in your update checks.