Installing Windows Updates for Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 machines
I was recently put in charge of managing a few hundred POSReady machines that haven't recieved any windows updates in ~12 months. All the machines I've been put in charge of were built using a base image that has Automatic Updates turned off.
Figuring out how to use KACE to find and install all critical windows updates (so far, on my own) has been rather difficult. I'm very tempted to write a batch file that the KACE agent can run to install all the updates for me. But my manager (and me too) would really like to be able to use KACE to install the last year's worth of windows updates.
Here is a quick little flow chart of what I'd like KACE to do:
Find out what updates are needed for the OS > download the updates > check to make sure that all the updates were successfully downloaded > install the updates /q /norestart > reboot the machine > check to make sure the updates were successfully installed
I don't know where to start this task. I've been using KACE for ~1 month now to deploy our product and update it, but for some reason getting KACE to install windows updates is proving itself really really difficult. How does one go about installing windows updates using KACE?
Thank you for any support you have or advice from your own experiance doing this.
Community Chosen Answer
You have 2 problems.
1. The agent isn't supported on any embedded OS currently.
2. Patching is not supported on any embedded OS.
If you can get the agent to work properly on that OS, you can download the .msu files for updates and deploy them through wusa.exe through the KBOX using a script: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934307
You might also be able to patch through the KBOX, but that would involve creating a machine label for the embedded OS. There wouldn't be any specific embedded patches, but any general Windows patches should be able to be deployed. You would have to test them out in your environment before deploying however.