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Default install location changed?
« on: October 25, 2021, 02:55:20 AM »
We use a white-listing app (Carbon Black App Control) in our environment and have specific rules setup to allow these update to installations. Recently, we've been inundated with blocks for Notepad++ 8.1.9 which is now installing from "C:\Windows\softwaredistribution\download\install" instead of CCMCACHE.

Has this install behavior changed recently?

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Re: Default install location changed?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2021, 04:47:43 AM »
No, nothing has changed. %windows%\softwaredistribution\download\install this is a default install location of the Windows Update Agent and always has been for software updates for a very long time.

The software update content is copied from ccmcache to %windows%\softwaredistribution\download\install at the time of install. You'll see murmurings of this in WindowsUpdate.log (generated via PowerShell function) about it copying the files around, verifying hash etc.

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Re: Default install location changed?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2021, 06:01:21 AM »
Thanks for clearing this up, it must be an issue with our app control rules. We'll take a look at it and create some new ones.