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Get-BluGenieWindowsUpdates



Get-BluGenieWindowsUpdates

SYNOPSIS

Get Windows Update, Patch, Rollup, Service Pack, Hotfix, and Definition Update Information

SYNTAX

Get-BluGenieWindowsUpdates [-ClearGarbageCollecting] [-UseCache] [[-CachePath] <String>] [-RemoveCache] [[-DBName] <String>] [[-DBPath] <String>] [-UpdateDB] [-ForceDBUpdate] [-NewDBTable] [-Walkthrough]
[-ReturnObject] [-OutUnEscapedJSON] [-OutYaml] [[-FormatView] <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

Get-BluGenieWindowsUpdates is a much more robust version of Get-HotFix.
Get-Hotfix commandlet leverages the Win32_QuickFixEngineering WMI class to list Windows Updates, but only returns updates supplied by Component Based Servicing (CBS). Updates supplied by the Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) or the Windows Update Site are not returned.
Get-Hotfix is also not very descriptive.
Get-BluGenieWindowsUpdates uses 3 different methods to pull Windows Update, Patch, Rollup, Service Pack, Hotfix, and Definition Update Information
Methods (1) - Installer Files for Servicing\Packages
Methods (2) - The Microsoft.Update.Session COMObject
Methods (3) - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Patches
Example Return: HotFixID : KB915597 Title : Definition Update for Windows Defender Antivirus - KB915597 (Definition 1.277.195.0) ReleaseType : Definition Update InstalledDate : 9/29/2018 9:50:46 PM QueryLocation : Microsoft.Update.Session ID : 915597 SupportUrl : http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=915597

EXAMPLES

EXAMPLE 1

Command: Get-BluGenieWindowsUpdates
Description: Get Windows Update, Patch, Rollup, Service Pack, Hotfix, and Definition Update Information
Notes: The default return is a Hash Table

EXAMPLE 2

Command: Get-BluGenieWindowsUpdates -Help
Description: Call Help Information
Notes: If Help / WalkThrough is setup as a parameter, this script will be called to setup the Dynamic Help Menu if not the normal Get-Help will be called with the -Full parameter

EXAMPLE 3

Command: Get-BluGenieWindowsUpdates -WalkThrough
Description: Call Help Information [2]
Notes: If Help / WalkThrough is setup as a parameter, this script will be called to setup the Dynamic Help Menu if not the normal Get-Help will be called with the -Full parameter

EXAMPLE 4

Command: Get-BluGenieWindowsUpdates -OutUnEscapedJSON
Description: Return a detailed function report in an UnEscaped JSON format
Notes: The OutUnEscapedJSON is used to Beautify the JSON return and not Escape any Characters. Normal return data is a Hash Table.

EXAMPLE 5

Command: Get-BluGenieWindowsUpdates -OutYaml
Description: Return a detailed function report in YAML format
Notes: The OutUnEscapedJSON is used to Beautify the JSON return and not Escape any Characters. Normal return data is a Hash Table.

EXAMPLE 6

Command: Get-BluGenieWindowsUpdates -ReturnObject
Description: Return Output as a Object
Notes: The ReturnObject is used to return a PowerShell Object. Normal return data is a Hash Table.
This parameter is also used with the FormatView

EXAMPLE 7

Command: Get-BluGenieWindowsUpdates -ReturnObject -FormatView Yaml
Description: Output PSObject information in Yaml format
Notes: Current formats supported by default are ('Table','Custom','CustomModified','None','JSON','OutUnEscapedJSON','CSV', 'Yaml')
Default is set to (None) and normal PSObject.

PARAMETERS

ClearGarbageCollecting

-ClearGarbageCollecting [<SwitchParameter>]
Description: Garbage Collection in Powershell to Speed up Scripts and help lower memory consumption
Notes: This is enabled by default. To disable use -ClearGarbageCollecting:$False
Alias:
ValidateSet:
Required? false
Position? named
Default value False
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

UseCache

-UseCache [<SwitchParameter>]
Description: Cache found objects to disk. This is to not over tax Memory resources with found artifacts
Notes: By default the Cache location is %SystemDrive%\Windows\Temp
Alias:
ValidateSet:
Required? false
Position? named
Default value False
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

CachePath

-CachePath <String>
Description: Path to store the Cache information
Notes: By default the Cache location is %SystemDrive%\Windows\Temp
Alias:
ValidateSet:
Required? false
Position? 1
Default value $('{0}\Windows\Temp\{1}.log' -f $env:SystemDrive, $(New-BluGenieUID))
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

RemoveCache

-RemoveCache [<SwitchParameter>]
Description: Remove Cache data on completion
Notes: Cache information is removed right before the data is returned to the calling process
Alias:
ValidateSet:
Required? false
Position? named
Default value False
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

DBName

-DBName <String>
Description: Database Name (Without extention)
Notes: The default name is set to 'BluGenie'
Alias:
ValidateSet:
Required? false
Position? 2
Default value BluGenie
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

DBPath

-DBPath <String>
Description: Path to either Save or Update the Database
Notes: The default path is $('{0}\BluGenie' -f $env:ProgramFiles) Example: C:\Program Files\BluGenie
Alias:
ValidateSet:
Required? false
Position? 3
Default value $('{0}\BluGenie' -f $env:ProgramFiles)
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

UpdateDB

-UpdateDB [<SwitchParameter>]
Description: Save return data to the Sqlite Database
Notes:
Alias:
ValidateSet:
Required? false
Position? named
Default value False
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

ForceDBUpdate

-ForceDBUpdate [<SwitchParameter>]
Description: Force an update of the return data to the Sqlite Database
Notes: By default only new items are saved. The primary key is ( FullName )
Alias:
ValidateSet:
Required? false
Position? named
Default value False
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

NewDBTable

-NewDBTable [<SwitchParameter>]
Description: Delete and Recreate the Database Table
Notes:
Alias:
ValidateSet:
Required? false
Position? named
Default value False
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

Walkthrough

-Walkthrough [<SwitchParameter>]
Description: Start the dynamic help menu system to help walk through the current command and all of the parameters
Notes:
Alias: Help
ValidateSet:
Required? false
Position? named
Default value False
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

ReturnObject

-ReturnObject [<SwitchParameter>]
Description: Return information as an Object
Notes: By default the data is returned as a Hash Table
Alias:
ValidateSet:
Required? false
Position? named
Default value False
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

OutUnEscapedJSON

-OutUnEscapedJSON [<SwitchParameter>]
Description: Remove UnEsacped Char from the JSON information.
Notes: This will beautify json and clean up the formatting.
Alias:
ValidateSet:
Required? false
Position? named
Default value False
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

OutYaml

-OutYaml [<SwitchParameter>]
Description: Return detailed information in Yaml Format
Notes: Only supported in Posh 3.0 and above
Alias:
ValidateSet:
Required? false
Position? named
Default value False
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

FormatView

-FormatView <String>
Description: Automatically format the Return Object
Notes: Yaml is only supported in Posh 3.0 and above
Alias:
ValidateSet: 'Table','Custom','CustomModified','None','JSON','OutUnEscapedJSON','CSV', 'Yaml'
Required? false
Position? 4
Default value None
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

CommonParameters

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -InformationAction, -InformationVariable, -OutVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable, -Verbose, -WarningAction, and -WarningVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.