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basic apps in reference image RRS feed

  • Question

  • do you install Adobe reader into reference image or attach it as Application for post deployment selection?

    The same question for Java and Flash player.

    As we know flash player is part of Windows 10 IE11 and Edge. Probably it not make sense to add it to reference image.

    Thanks.


    --- When you hit a wrong note its the next note that makes it good or bad. --- Miles Davis



    • Edited by pob579 Thursday, February 28, 2019 3:22 PM
    Thursday, February 28, 2019 3:21 PM

Answers

  • You want to add applications in the task sequence whenever possible so you can deploy images with the newest versions without remaking your image. You can get updated flash for windows from the Microsoft Update Catalog then you add it not as an application but under Packages. Same as with monthly rollup and any other windows updates/patches.

    Anything else; Java, Acrobat, etc you add under applications and switch out with updated versions as needed.

    • Marked as answer by pob579 Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:32 PM
    Thursday, February 28, 2019 5:09 PM

All replies

  • You want to add applications in the task sequence whenever possible so you can deploy images with the newest versions without remaking your image. You can get updated flash for windows from the Microsoft Update Catalog then you add it not as an application but under Packages. Same as with monthly rollup and any other windows updates/patches.

    Anything else; Java, Acrobat, etc you add under applications and switch out with updated versions as needed.

    • Marked as answer by pob579 Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:32 PM
    Thursday, February 28, 2019 5:09 PM
  • Thanks.

    I basically wanted to here that as a confirmation. Periodically (every 3 months approx) I update the image with windows and office updates (Office is heavy for a post deployment and is in the image) so it will be less time for WSUS updates then.


    --- When you hit a wrong note its the next note that makes it good or bad. --- Miles Davis

    Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:15 PM
  • Just get all your updates from the MS Update Catalog. Monthly rollup is about 1GB. Check the details tab and it will tell you what older updates it supersedes. That will take care of the bulk of your updates. If you have a someone that scans your systems to see what patches they need, have them scan a newly imaged machine once in a while and they can tell you what patches are missing, download them from the catalog and then add them to the Packages and remove the older ones.
    Saturday, March 2, 2019 8:22 PM
  • I only install Visual C++ Runtimes, NET 3.5/4.7 and Language Packs/FOD.
    Monday, March 4, 2019 10:36 AM