Windows 8 and CustomUpdateEngine.exe

Topics: Publishing Issue
Oct 11, 2013 at 11:08 AM
Hey
I noticed that you get an error if you use a customized update of wsus package publisher (cab includes CustomUpdateEngine.exe) in Windows 8 or later.
It looks like that this exe needs .NET Framework 3.5 that is not usually installed on Windows 8/8.1.
Is it possible to compile this small exe without restriction of the framework version?

Thanks for your efforts.
Carmen
Coordinator
Oct 11, 2013 at 3:53 PM
Hi,
It looks like that this exe needs .NET Framework 3.5
Where have you seen that ?
Oct 12, 2013 at 5:26 PM
Hi,
I had the same problem. I couldn't install the java update under Win8.
I just extracted the cab file and started the CustomUpdateEngine.exe under Win8 by double click. Afterwards Windows 8 showed me a dialog that wanted to install .NET Framework 3.5. Therefore, I let it install and since then the java update works...

Cheers
Coordinator
Oct 12, 2013 at 7:37 PM
Hi,
CustomUpdateEngine.exe target the .Net Framework 2.0. Windows 8 want to install .NET Framework 3.5 because it include .Net 3.0 and .Net 2.0.

You need to install .Net 2.0 or .Net 3.5 to get CustomUpdateEngine to work properly.
Marked as answer by DCourtel on 9/13/2014 at 12:35 PM
Oct 17, 2013 at 11:02 AM
Edited Oct 17, 2013 at 11:03 AM
Same issue here :(

Maybe you add support for .NET 4?

i dont want install .NET 3.5 on win 8 PC.

Any ideas?
Coordinator
Oct 18, 2013 at 8:02 PM
And what about people that don't want to install .Net 4.0 on Windows XP ?
Oct 21, 2013 at 6:15 PM
Is it not possible to have two versions of the CustomUpdateEngine?
One for 3.5 and one for 4.5?
There is another problem for deploying .NET Framework 3.5 in a big environment: this is in Win8 a feature. You can't deploy the framework by WSUS - is not support so far - only by Windows Update (http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2012/05/14/windows-8-and-net-framework-3-5.aspx).
Therefore you need another process to deploy (e.g. login script)...

@DCourtel: I would like to support you. I could compile it... Just let me know ;-)
Editor
Oct 21, 2013 at 8:15 PM
coder32 wrote:
Is it not possible to have two versions of the CustomUpdateEngine?
I second this.
There is another problem for deploying .NET Framework 3.5 in a big environment: this is in Win8 a feature. You can't deploy the framework by WSUS - is not support so far - only by Windows Update (http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2012/05/14/windows-8-and-net-framework-3-5.aspx).
Yes, unfortunatly, but you can specify multipley alternate filepaths, as outlined in your link. See this one too: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2734782/en-us

Bye
Norbert
Oct 22, 2013 at 7:18 AM
Thanks Norbert for your fast answer.
However I would like to deploy everything by WSUS. In that case I have only one process to maintain for updating all my clients.
The mentioned approach is for me a quite big drawback since we have a larger network with some Win8 clients.

Regards
Oct 22, 2013 at 1:24 PM
coder32 wrote:
Is it not possible to have two versions of the CustomUpdateEngine?
One for 3.5 and one for 4.5?
Agree. That will be nice
Nov 6, 2014 at 1:19 PM
Is Net Framework generally required ON THE CLIENTS for Custom Updates to work properly?