MDT and inject updates RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it prerferable to include windows updates in the golden image, or inject them via the task sequence? pro and cons?
    Monday, December 7, 2015 2:03 PM

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  • Best to include as many updates in the reference image as possible. Some updates require being installed in a particular order (dependencies) so it's just easier to let Windows update handle it and install those updates when you build your image. This is also why I like to build the reference image in a VM and add a suspend task. While that TS is suspended you can make a snapshot of your VM. Later on you can roll the VM back to when it was suspended, run Windows update and then capture the image again.

    See - http://deploymentresearch.com/Research/Post/357/Building-reference-images-like-a-boss

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    • Proposed as answer by Ty Glander Monday, December 7, 2015 10:35 PM
    Monday, December 7, 2015 4:17 PM