Thanks Jon- that's a great workaround!

On Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 6:13:39 AM UTC-7, J Hawkesworth wrote:
> You can install hotfixes if necessary, although its a bit of a faff.
> see
> You have to use wusa with /extract to unpack the update file (which does 
> work over winrm) and then use dism.exe to install the cab.
> Example below.
> Hope this helps,
> Jon
> - name: check if Windows8.1-KB2999226-x64.msu hotfix has been applied
>   raw: Get-Hotfix -Id KB2999226
>   register: hotfix_status
>   ignore_errors: true
> - name: show hotfix status
>   debug:
>     var: hotfix_status
> # Unfortunately you can't use wusa directly to install windows updates.
> # see for details
> # you have to unpack the update file and then use dism.exe to install the 
> cab
> - name: unpack the hotfix if needed
>   raw: 'wusa C:\deployment\current\Windows8.1-KB2999226-x64.msu 
> /extract:C:\deployment\archive'
>   when: "hotfix_status.rc == 1"
> - name: use dism to install the cab containing the hotfix
>   raw: 'dism.exe /online /add-package 
> /PackagePath:C:\deployment\archive\'
>   when: "hotfix_status.rc == 1"
> On Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 4:34:50 PM UTC+1, Matt Davis wrote:
>> This functionality isn't currently implemented on win_updates. I've had a 
>> few people ask for it, and I might have time to implement it for 2.3, as 
>> it's not terribly difficult so long as we stick to "limit the update 
>> search/install to these KBs" and not "force install exactly these KBs". 
>> Unfortunately I believe KB2842230 is a hotfix, and thus not available on 
>> Windows Update- we don't yet have a supported method to install hotfixes 
>> under WinRM. wusa.exe is the only supported method, and it fails under 
>> WinRM (likely for the same reason that makes the win_updates module so 
>> complex). If you have to touch the box anyway, you might do better to just 
>> upgrade to Powershell 4 or 5.
>> -Matt
>> On Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 11:15:42 AM UTC-7, Brian Jackson wrote:
>>> I don't see this functionality in the `win_updates` module, but I wanted 
>>> to ask. I have a prerequisite on Windows 7 to install KB2999226 and 
>>> KB2842230. I'd prefer to not install every available update to preserve 
>>> consistency, portability, reproducibility, etc. Is there an easy way to do 
>>> this?
>>> P.S. I need those KBs so Ansible itself can install/upgrade Chocolatey 
>>> properly. I've installed them manually on a test box to verify they fix my 
>>> Ansible/Chocolatey issues.

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