UpdateCategoryType Enumeration


Applies To: Windows Server Update Services

Defines constants that describe the different update categories.

Namespace:   Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration
Assembly:  Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration (in Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration.dll)

public enum UpdateCategoryType

Member nameDescription

The company distributing the update.


Product category under which the update falls, for example, all Windows-related updates.


The product family to which the update belongs.

The root category is the company category. The company category can have one or more subcategories known as product family categories. Product family categories contain one or more product categories. For example, the company category for Microsoft is Microsoft Corporation. The Microsoft Corporation category contains the Windows product family category, which in turn contains product categories, such as the Windows Server 2003 family and the Windows XP family.

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