The question is a bit vague and I apologize for that, but what I am trying to accomplish is to keep my Windows 7 install up to date and capture it quarterly and upload into the K2000 not as an image file but as a new OS (fully updated) and then use that to create a scripted install.  I am probably going about this all wrong but I want to utilize the scripted install instead of deploying an image because I can change things on the fly without having to setup a new computer.  I haven't found a good way to incorporate the latest Windows Updates using the K2000, however we do use the K1000 for updating but currently only have it deploying updates released in 2016 as all of our systems are updated to that point from our latest captured image.  I have installed Windows 7 SP1 into Hyper-V on my Windows 10 laptop and have run all of the Windows Updates.  I have run the KACE Sysprep Creator tool and edited the Unattend.xml file and removed the password in hopes to have a hands off image deployment.  I have tried to use the Offline WSUS tool and create a batch file that calls the program from a network share and it launches and runs fine until it restarts teh computer and the deployment errors on the task.  Is there a different way people are patching their systems after deploying a scripted install?

Thanks for any advice and help on this.

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I use a virtual machine to make a new base install. What I do is get a newly install os with all updates and then save the machine state. then I run sysprep and capture it with the dell boot cd. If you want to make a cd out of it you can use the Microsoft tools to create a wim file of it then throw that on a normal cd replacing the install.wim.

Then what I do is just restore the vm to that state add any new patches and recapture.

I am hoping in a future update they can make it possible to copy post install tasks between images so updating the base would be even faster. 

The basic concept is like this

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We also like using scripted installs, which rely on Windows installation media to create a fresh install on each machine.  The only way we've found to keep up to date is by slipstreaming Windows installation media with all of the available Windows updates and replace the media with newly slipstreamed media from time to time.  For details on how to slipstream your installation media, please have a look at the following Google search (example is for Win7 - adjust as needed):

Answered 05/10/2016 by: kenwhite
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  • I'm guessing you don't run into any deployment issues after you repackage the ISO? I have read a few online articles that people have tried that and had issues. Also in that article the program URL generates a 404 error. I am currently reading another online article on how to slipstream the updates. Thanks for the input.
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