salt.states.win_wua module

Installation of Windows Updates using the Windows Update Agent

New in version 2017.7.0.

Salt can manage Windows updates via the "wua" state module. Updates can be installed and removed. Update management declarations are as follows:

For installation:

# Install a single update using the KB
KB3194343:
  wua.installed

# Install a single update using the name parameter
install_update:
  wua.installed:
    - name: KB3194343

# Install multiple updates using the updates parameter and a combination of
# KB number and GUID
install_updates:
  wua.installed:
   - updates:
     - KB3194343
     - bb1dbb26-3fb6-45fd-bb05-e3c8e379195c

For removal:

# Remove a single update using the KB
KB3194343:
  wua.removed

# Remove a single update using the name parameter
remove_update:
  wua.removed:
    - name: KB3194343

# Remove multiple updates using the updates parameter and a combination of
# KB number and GUID
remove_updates:
  wua.removed:
   - updates:
     - KB3194343
     - bb1dbb26-3fb6-45fd-bb05-e3c8e379195c
salt.states.win_wua.installed(name, updates=None)

Ensure Microsoft Updates are installed. Updates will be downloaded if needed.

Parameters:
  • name (str) -- The identifier of a single update to install.
  • updates (list) -- A list of identifiers for updates to be installed. Overrides name. Default is None.

Note

Identifiers can be the GUID, the KB number, or any part of the Title of the Microsoft update. GUIDs and KBs are the preferred method to ensure you're installing the correct update.

Warning

Using a partial KB number or a partial Title could result in more than one update being installed.

Returns:A dictionary containing the results of the update
Return type:dict

CLI Example:

# using a GUID
install_update:
  wua.installed:
    - name: 28cf1b09-2b1a-458c-9bd1-971d1b26b211

# using a KB
install_update:
  wua.installed:
    - name: KB3194343

# using the full Title
install_update:
  wua.installed:
    - name: Security Update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1607 (for x64-based Systems) (KB3194343)

# Install multiple updates
install_updates:
  wua.installed:
    - updates:
      - KB3194343
      - 28cf1b09-2b1a-458c-9bd1-971d1b26b211
salt.states.win_wua.removed(name, updates=None)

Ensure Microsoft Updates are uninstalled.

Parameters:
  • name (str) -- The identifier of a single update to uninstall.
  • updates (list) -- A list of identifiers for updates to be removed. Overrides name. Default is None.

Note

Identifiers can be the GUID, the KB number, or any part of the Title of the Microsoft update. GUIDs and KBs are the preferred method to ensure you're uninstalling the correct update.

Warning

Using a partial KB number or a partial Title could result in more than one update being removed.

Returns:A dictionary containing the results of the removal
Return type:dict

CLI Example:

# using a GUID
uninstall_update:
  wua.removed:
    - name: 28cf1b09-2b1a-458c-9bd1-971d1b26b211

# using a KB
uninstall_update:
  wua.removed:
    - name: KB3194343

# using the full Title
uninstall_update:
  wua.removed:
    - name: Security Update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1607 (for x64-based Systems) (KB3194343)

# Install multiple updates
uninstall_updates:
  wua.removed:
    - updates:
      - KB3194343
      - 28cf1b09-2b1a-458c-9bd1-971d1b26b211
salt.states.win_wua.uptodate(name, software=True, drivers=False, skip_hidden=False, skip_mandatory=False, skip_reboot=True, categories=None, severities=None)

Ensure Microsoft Updates that match the passed criteria are installed. Updates will be downloaded if needed.

This state allows you to update a system without specifying a specific update to apply. All matching updates will be installed.

Parameters:
  • name (str) -- The name has no functional value and is only used as a tracking reference
  • software (bool) -- Include software updates in the results (default is True)
  • drivers (bool) -- Include driver updates in the results (default is False)
  • skip_hidden (bool) -- Skip updates that have been hidden. Default is False.
  • skip_mandatory (bool) -- Skip mandatory updates. Default is False.
  • skip_reboot (bool) -- Skip updates that require a reboot. Default is True.
  • categories (list) --

    Specify the categories to list. Must be passed as a list. All categories returned by default.

    Categories include the following:

    • Critical Updates
    • Definition Updates
    • Drivers (make sure you set drivers=True)
    • Feature Packs
    • Security Updates
    • Update Rollups
    • Updates
    • Update Rollups
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 8.1 drivers
    • Windows 8.1 and later drivers
    • Windows Defender
  • severities (list) --

    Specify the severities to include. Must be passed as a list. All severities returned by default.

    Severities include the following:

    • Critical
    • Important
Returns:

A dictionary containing the results of the update

Return type:

dict

CLI Example:

# Update the system using the state defaults
update_system:
  wua.up_to_date

# Update the drivers
update_drivers:
  wua.up_to_date:
    - software: False
    - drivers: True
    - skip_reboot: False

# Apply all critical updates
update_critical:
  wua.up_to_date:
    - severities:
      - Critical