Updating Integration Components over Windows Update

Yesterday, we announced that we would be releasing updated integration components over Windows Update from now on in (more details here: https://blogs.technet.com/b/virtualization/archive/2014/11/11/hyper-v-integration-components-are-available-through-windows-update.aspx).

Specifically, we announced that if you are running Windows Technical Preview (server or desktop) and you have virtual machines running:

  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7

Updated integration components would be coming through Windows Update – instead of through our old “Install Integration Services” mechanism.  I wanted to play with this myself and see what it looks like.

I setup a clean installation of Windows 7 SP1 inside a virtual machine on my Windows 10 Technical Preview build (running the 9860 build) and ran Windows Update:


Looking through the list of Important Updates, I found KB3004908, which is the update in question.   I let Windows Update do its thing – and soon I had the latest integration components running.  Using PowerShell in the host – I was able to confirm that they were updated.  Here is the before and after view:


Moving forward – this is how we will be releasing all updates for integration components, which should make it a lot easier for everyone to manage and track.