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I am planning to write an application using WSUS APIs, to get updates from Microsoft, can someone please suggest me some tutorials or links where I can find some sample code to get started, I have already referred to the APIs in MSDN, however is there some other place, where I can get some clarity so as how to get started?

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It's a little unclear what you're looking for. Are you looking for the wire-protocol between the Windows Update client and the server, or are you just looking to automate using the Windows Update client? –  Evan Anderson Mar 7 '13 at 6:58
    
WSUS is a product of microsoft, and they have also provided api's for the same, i want to create a application similar to WSUS of microsoft, using WSUS's apis, Unfortunately i couldnt find any sources to refer. –  51k Mar 7 '13 at 9:17
    
Are you trying to re-make WSUS Offline? –  tombull89 Mar 7 '13 at 12:09
    
Not WSUS offline, but WSUS server itself, actually I already have an application running on the windows server, I want to add a new module that application, that will act as WSUS server, download updates for me from Microsoft's site, so that the clients can access them from my server... I dont want to use the WSUS product given by Microsoft... –  51k Mar 7 '13 at 12:37

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More significantly, the API is only the interface to allow the console to talk to the service, or to allow a client to talk to the service, or to allow a downstream server to talk to the service. It is not the service itself.

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this was my real confusion, i thought i could get all the functionality of WSUS by just using its API's and not installing it.. thanks,, –  51k Mar 15 '13 at 5:25

The [MS-WUSP]: Windows Update Services: Client-Server Protocol is the canonical reference for the client/server protocol between a Windows client and a WSUS server. It's basically a SOAP API. I don't think you're going to find much in the way of sample code-- not too many people have tried to implement an alternative Windows Update client or server (to my knowledge, anyway). There are some sample client/server interactions in the docs, however.

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