dany2010 (2nd July 2013)
I personally use this little software: Windows Updates Downloader (WUD) Update Files (ULs)
Every month the update list gets updated so get the latest updates. You can download all the offline MSU updates. Once you have them, simply mount your wim image, insert updates with command prompt and voilą !
if you need the command to add updates to your WIM image let me know.
EDIT cmd commands:
Run cmd as administrator on your mdt server!
dism /Mount-Wim /WimFile:\UpdateImage\wcsc.wim /Index:1 /MountDir:\UpdateImage\Mount
dism /Image:\UpdateImage\Mount /Add-Package /PackagePath:"D:\UpdateImage\updates\Security Updates"
dism /Image:\UpdateImage\Mount /Add-Package /PackagePath:"D:\UpdateImage\updates\Non-Security Updates"
dism /Image:\UpdateImage\Mount /Add-Package /PackagePath:"D:\UpdateImage\updates\.NET Framework 3.5.1 Updates"
Closing VIm and saving changes:
dism /Commit-Wim /MountDir:\UpdateImage\Mount
dism /Unmount-Wim /Commit /MountDir:\UpdateImage\Mount
Adding as a new image on MDT server service:
wdsutil /Add-Image /ImageType:Install /ImageGroup:Win7 /ImageFile:\UpdateImage\wcsc.wim/SingleImage:”Windows 7 Pro X86” /Name:"Windows 7 April 2013" /Description:"Updated Windows 7 April 2013"
Or replace the existing image modify text if needed:
wdsutil /Replace-Image /Image:”Windows 7 Enterprise” /ImageType:Install /ImageGroup:Win7 /ReplacementImage /ImageFile:\Win7Enterprise.wim
Last edited by steewy; 16th May 2013 at 02:05 PM.
dany2010 (2nd July 2013)
That looks like a solution that i might try to get working. I've just enabled the windows update bit in MDT and its gone from 20-30 mins to hour and a half sometimes.
I see youve put the updates on the boot image in WDS, i take it thats the LiteTouchPE_x86.wim MDT creates.
If MDT updates the boot image do you then have to re-apply the updates to the new LiteTouchPE_x86.wim?
Never update your litetouche.wim image. This is only the boot image !
The boot image mainly contains drivers and parameters of the bootstrap.ini.
Go to your deployment share. Operating system, your OS. In that folder you will have the wim image you captured. This is the image that you need to update.
That is one solution but is a step backwards for us as this is where we came from. Having to install and create images from machines.
What about adding the drivers to the file
This os is taken straight of the disk and isn't a captured image
Last edited by dany2010; 2nd July 2013 at 10:53 AM.
you only do it once and all pcs use the image. Drivers add them to mdt drivers ection and let it sort them itself. You can in theory apply updates to an offline image but its just imo easier to fire up a vm and pull a copy
I always add my drivers manually to your operating system WIm image that you captured.
I understand you need to install that image on you entire network so you should install W7 on one machine.
-Install all the updates
-Do not enter any serial or activate windows
-Install the apps you need (I prefer to install them after deploying the windows so you have a lit Image)
-Capture the image Adrian Costea's blog » Sysprep and Capture a Windows Image with MDT 2012
Sorry. Not sure why I said drivers. I meant updates
Im going to give this a go
Just having to unapprove 2000 updates that computers dont need as its currently got 20gb of updates in so would take about a year to install a machine.
Last edited by dany2010; 2nd July 2013 at 11:21 AM.
It works the same way. I add my updates to the main WIM image.
Looks like you can't apply updates the the install.wim file.
Tried using DISM to inject updates from the wsuscontent folder and windows update still reports there are no updates installed when you check and wants to install over 100.
Edit. Changed drivers to updates.
Last edited by dany2010; 3rd July 2013 at 12:34 PM.
thats because drivers are inf files and updates are msu/msi/exe.
its just easier to deploy to a vm. install updates and capture a new image
I said drivers again didn't I. Meant updates
Let's sort this out.
To have my main image up to date I use a VM on VMWARE.
Before capturing the image using the MDT server I take a snapshot of my VM and put a the current date as a refrence.
When there is too many updates I just use my virtual machine, restore the snapshot, install all the new updates and also the updates of the software that are on my image (even if I tend to install them after deploy by GPO), and I capture the image again. Once I have my new image I just replace it in MDT and deploy the new one.
I find it quicker and also you are sure that you have all the updates in your image, no need to use the command prompt.
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