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How to identify precisely Windows Edition from WSUS update data RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    As explained in MSDN documents, WSUS server uses the table found at this link to determine the name/version of windows OS.

    When we examine WSUS traffic between a local WSUS server and a workstation (of which we know already the Windows OS), we find some missing information that should be there such that WSUS server correctly identifies Windows OS. The provided information matches several Windows OS in the table.

    I imagine that a precise identification of Windows version/name is crucial to send the right updates. So, my question is: Does WSUS use other mechanisms to precisely identify the Windows OS version/name? Or maybe it uses information not shown in the so-called table such as <Build>, <Revision>?

    Also, we noticed that new Windows OSes such as Windows 7 and Windows 2008 does not show on the table. Is there another updated table somewhere else?

    Thanks,

    Masgad

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012 8:39 PM

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