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1Sep/150

Quick-fix for Scheduled Updates and Windows 10

Posted by mathias

In System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Release 2, Service Pack 1, Cumulative Update 1. There is a bug. If you try to do offline servicing to a Windows 10 Operating System Image (also known as a Scheduled Update) there will be exactly zero visible software updates in the console to apply to the image. It’s annoying but it takes only 30 seconds to fix. But why does this happen? I’ll show you!

CMTrace

This is from SMSProv.log at the same time I tried to Schedule an update and as  » Continue Reading

21Nov/113

Build and Capture + Software Updates in Native mode

Posted by mathias

The goal of  this article is to describe how to insert Software Updates into the Base Image, the Windows-image you want to base your Operating System deployment on, in SCCM Native Mode.

In order to shorten the installation time of the operating system for your end-users you want to include as many patches and updates as possible in the image you’re deploying. But you want to include as few programs as possible so that you don’t end up updating your Golden base image every two weeks…

Obviously you will want to update your image with new Software Updates every once in a while – but that will not be manual labour but automated in the task-sequence that builds the Base Image.

I could have written a book about all the things I tried to get this to work… Let’s just establish the fact that Software Updates and in particular WSUS must have been written the morning after some very big Microsoft launch party…  ;-)

That said. I finally managed to get this to work. It took a a week of Googling, trial and error, troubleshooting, late nights and lots of coffee. And the silly thing is that’s it pretty easy to get it to work – if you know exactly what to do. As always.

I’ll summarize what this article does:

  1. Use only one Hotfix (KB2509007).
  2. Use SLP as a parameter for your CM-client.
  3. Check “Allow HTTP for roaming…” and rebuild the boot-image.
  4. Run a script to trigger software updates scan and run it a couple of times!

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