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Obtaining and applying Office 2013 updates

  1. #11


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    @Der Snoober
    Interesting. There should be some documentation on MSDN or TechNet, but meanwhile can you run this in PowerShell and see if Office updates show up there?

    Code:
    $wu = new-object -com "Microsoft.Update.Searcher"
    $totalupdates = $wu.GetTotalHistoryCount()
    $wu.QueryHistory(0,$totalupdates) | fl -Property title,description

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  2. #12


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Vadikan, wow....that created a long list ! And this was my first ever time I've used the powershell . For work I do a lot of programming in Visual Basic for Applications and in SAS Base, so I think I do quite understand the things you've let me type.

    Back to the point now. I've checked the entire list and the only Office updates I did encouter where updates for Office 2010. Which I've had installed on this pc until I moved to Office 2013 early January this year.

    There is NO record of any Office 2013 updates.

    Wierd isn't it?

    Rover
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Hi Rover,

    Thanks for checking. I'm glad you tried PS

    I gather Click-to-Run is virtualized, and this applies to updates as well. That's why they don't show up in the list. There are a couple of good links, although they don't really clarify the update mechanism.
    An overview of Microsoft Office Click-to-Run for Office 2010
    Click-to-Run: Delivering Office in the 21st Century - Microsoft Office 2010 Engineering - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

    Probably, somebody familiar with App-V would have a better idea of the process.
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  4. #14


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Hmmmm, I've quickly read the links you've posted. At first it made me wonder weather or not I do have a Click-To-Run installation. So I did some digging.

    I have a full copy of Office Professional Plus installed here. It's the business version that comes through the Home Use Program. In the Office programs, say for instance Outlook or Excel, I can look up the "product information". Here I have an option to enable/disable Office updates. There is also some reference to the updates. After clicking for more information I'm being redirected to this site: Microsoft Office 2013 Click-to-Run virtualization

    So yes, I guess I've got a Click-To-Run version. Lol.... wasn't aware of this . But then again, for a mere €12,95 there is no ground to complain!

    Thanks for the extra information you've provided!

    Greetz,

    Rover
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  5. #15


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Here is an interestion article of Technet which explains how Click-To-Run actually works.
    Overview of Click-to-Run

    The most important part for me was ==>
    [... After the product is completely downloaded and installed, users can disconnect from the network or Internet and continue to use the Office product. This is because the Office product is installed on the local computer. The Office product is not running from a server on the Internet or from a server on your local network....]

    So this is not 'in the cloud' software. Just another way to distribute the software. Fjieuw... .
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by Vadikan View Post
    ... Just curious, do Office updates display in update history?
    Actually, NO, they do NOT show up in the history at all.

    Maybe that's yet another side-effect of Click-to-run.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    I've found the description of the App-V update process. Basically, the update takes place on the management server, and then the difference between the application packages on the server and the client is streamed to the client.

    Getting Started with Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)

    Since update installation doesn't actually occur on the client, they don't show up in local Windows/Microsoft update lists.

    Mark, I think you can mark this thread as solved now.
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