We're looking for recommendations for someone that could create an installer for us. Our Office365 is being upgraded and some of our remote clients need various Microsoft updates.

Most of our clients are connected to the network/WSUS, but the remote clients are in areas of rural Africa/Asia with very poor bandwidth, and don't often get visited by IT support.

The installer (which we need to have quickly) would have to:

- contain all the potentially required updates for XP/7 clients for both Office 2007/10 (we have that list)

- query the machine to find which are required

- contain a local admin password for both XP & 7

As an optional extra, the installer could do some other things we'd like to do, such as install the Spiceworks agent, or check for and remove old versions of Flash/Java, or have the local admin password obscured to someone inspecting the installer (that may not be possible).

We know how to package a single exe with the local admin password using something like runaspc, but we're looking for something that's much more advanced.

Time is also an issue, we're looking to get this built and tested this week.

Would anyone be able to recommend any suppliers? Budget is tight, as we're a non-profit, but given the importance of this, we need to get it right.

Answer Summary:
Use the K1000 offline update function or: Download the patches: http://www.wsusoffline.net/docs/ or http://www.windowsupdatesdownloader.com/ProgramFiles.aspx then create an offline WSUS: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd939873%28v=ws.10%29
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would something like an offline wsus server work?



Answered 04/22/2013 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • alternative:
    create a master image, install all updates to it, sysprep it, use winpe and imagex to capture and create a WIM file, send that file to deploy at remote sites via winpe and imagex
  • the WSUS OFFLINE (former C'T offline update, named after a very popular german it newspaper where it was created as a project) is one of the best solutions to do this.
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Another tool is this one:


Works similar, but is avaiable in more languages.

Tested it last 3 days, is a nice one.


Answered 04/25/2013 by: Nico_K
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or use the offline update function of the K1000

Answered 04/25/2013 by: Nico_K
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