How do you install all windows updates after a workstation rebuild?
I'm looking for a way to have windows updates get slipstreamed or auto installed so that when I rebuild a workstation and it gets to the logon screen it's fully patched and up-to-date. I'm trying to secure some funds to purchase SpecOps Deploy 4.0 (leverages WDS), but if not i'll probably remain on Fog. I would have WSUS setup as well.
The way I see if i've got a few options:
- Capture an image that already has had Windows Update manually run - the problem here is i doubt i'm going to end up with one image, more likely it will be 3 or more. I don't want to have to keep refreshing images and potentially damaging the images just to install a couple of updates.
- Manually setup each individual update and deploy it like an application - similar to how our current CC3 system operates, this appeals to me as management is more central but updates would be delayed and I would have to assume that all MS updates would be friendly to the process.
- Find a way / buy a program to mount the WIM images and inject the updates - I've been told this is potentially a future development for Deploy 4.0, but I haven't found anything else that would do it.
- Buy a program called WuInstall Pro - This is actually really cheap for education, $250 for unlimited client use. It's a command line utility that can apparenty install all Windows updates, accepting the EULAs as you go. This could be scripted into the build somewhere and appears to be exactly what I need.
Anyone know of any other way to guarantee that a newly built workstation is up to date? I don't mind the standard WSUS to keep them up to date, but I don't want anything being used half patched.