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win_hotfix - Install and uninstalls Windows hotfixes

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Install, uninstall a Windows hotfix.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
hotfix_identifier
The name of the hotfix as shown in DISM, see examples for details.
This or hotfix_kb MUST be set when state=absent.
If state=present then the hotfix at source will be validated against this value, if it does not match an error will occur.
You can get the identifier by running 'Get-WindowsPackage -Online -PackagePath path-to-cab-in-msu' after expanding the msu file.
hotfix_kb
The name of the KB the hotfix relates to, see examples for details.
This of hotfix_identifier MUST be set when state=absent.
If state=present then the hotfix at source will be validated against this value, if it does not match an error will occur.
Because DISM uses the identifier as a key and doesn't refer to a KB in all cases it is recommended to use hotfix_identifier instead.
source
path
The path to the downloaded hotfix .msu file.
This MUST be set if state=present and MUST be a .msu hotfix file.
state
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
Whether to install or uninstall the hotfix.
When present, source MUST be set.
When absent, hotfix_identifier or hotfix_kb MUST be set.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: install Windows ADK with DISM for Server 2008 R2
  win_chocolatey:
    name: windows-adk
    version: 8.100.26866.0
    state: present
    install_args: /features OptionId.DeploymentTools

- name: install hotfix without validating the KB and Identifier
  win_hotfix:
    source: C:\temp\windows8.1-kb3172729-x64_e8003822a7ef4705cbb65623b72fd3cec73fe222.msu
    state: present
  register: hotfix_install

- win_reboot:
  when: hotfix_install.reboot_required

- name: install hotfix validating KB
  win_hotfix:
    hotfix_kb: KB3172729
    source: C:\temp\windows8.1-kb3172729-x64_e8003822a7ef4705cbb65623b72fd3cec73fe222.msu
    state: present
  register: hotfix_install

- win_reboot:
  when: hotfix_install.reboot_required

- name: install hotfix validating Identifier
  win_hotfix:
    hotfix_identifier: Package_for_KB3172729~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.0
    source: C:\temp\windows8.1-kb3172729-x64_e8003822a7ef4705cbb65623b72fd3cec73fe222.msu
    state: present
  register: hotfix_install

- win_reboot:
  when: hotfix_install.reboot_required

- name: uninstall hotfix with Identifier
  win_hotfix:
    hotfix_identifier: Package_for_KB3172729~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.0
    state: absent
  register: hotfix_uninstall

- win_reboot:
  when: hotfix_uninstall.reboot_required

- name: uninstall hotfix with KB (not recommended)
  win_hotfix:
    hotfix_kb: KB3172729
    state: absent
  register: hotfix_uninstall

- win_reboot:
  when: hotfix_uninstall.reboot_required

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
identifier
str
success
The DISM identifier for the hotfix.

Sample:
Package_for_KB3172729~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.0
kb
str
success
The KB the hotfix relates to.

Sample:
KB3172729
reboot_required
str
success
Whether a reboot is required for the install or uninstall to finalise.

Sample:
True


Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Maintenance

This module is flagged as community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.

Author

  • Jordan Borean (@jborean93)

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