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Kace K2000, Which would be a better approch as for WIndows Updates?

11/09/2016 793 views

Our Current Image is Win 7 x64 SP1, which has very few updates installed. Would it be better to re-capture the image with the updates already installed? Or would setting up a post task script that utilizes WSUS Offline be a better approach?


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  • When updating the image, would it be better to sysprep with a untended answer? Or just sysprep and create the answer file in KACE?


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Personally I would recapture the image with the latest patches so you don't have to do them post. You could still do the WSUS Office but you'd save a lot of time not having to deploy dozens or more patches with each deployment.

I usually update my gold images every 3 months and patch with the KBOX. Just depends on how much you image too. 
Answered 11/09/2016 by: nshah
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I would agree, having an updated image is much better than doing the updates after deployment - also, if you create the image on a virtual machine such as VMWare of Hyper-V then you can do a capture before starting to sysprep just in case you need to return to the pre-sysprep state (apply more patches, make a change so sysprep runs without an error, etc...).
Answered 11/09/2016 by: TheAustinDave
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  • When updating the image, would it be better to sysprep with a untended answer? Or just sysprep and create the answer file in KACE?
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both ways are useable.
If you imaging the updated image is the far better way. But build it new, which means: deploy to a new VM and update it there before capturing it new.

WSUS offline (my prefererred way) works great but is huge and needs an unknown set of reboots. I set it up a K1000 task as MI for my M_SL_New_Systems label which contains all machines which are less than 66hr in the environment. This is better from my point of view than a post install (as last one it may be ok, but you need multiple reboots to finish)
Answered 11/09/2016 by: Nico_K
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