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03-04-2003, 01:11 AM
I reinstall systems fairly often and hate having to download the exact same updates on each system from Microsoft's servers. Administrative/network versions of the updates can be downloaded once using the Windows Update Catalog and then installed on multiple systems. This seems to be exactly what i'm looking for but i've only been able to install these admin/network updates one at a time, which ends up being more troublesome than the redundant downloads from Microsoft.
Does anyone here reinstall computers on a regular basis, and if so what method do you use to download/apply the Windows Updates?
03-04-2003, 08:09 AM
I'm not sure if that's the best solution for your environment but if you're running a Win2k domain you can install software via group policies. If you're imaging entire PCs you can use Remote Installation Services. You could also get a software package like Ghost.
What exactly are you doing?
03-04-2003, 12:07 PM
Originally posted by topane
If you're imaging entire PCs you can use Remote Installation Services.
Tell me more tell me more..... .
03-04-2003, 04:26 PM
Originally posted by GilbertsGrape
Tell me more tell me more..... . Start here (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/TechNet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/deploy/depopt/remote.asp).
03-05-2003, 12:52 PM
03-05-2003, 09:12 PM
Here's more information on exactly what i'm doing:
The Best Solution For Mass Reinstalling (http://www.gotapex.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=58081)
This link presents another question, so i'd like to keep this thread open for Windows Update specific solutions.
topane, all your suggestions seem to involve Windows 2000 or components specific to 2000. All of my systems are XP, and that's the operating system of choice for the computers i reinstall unless they can't support it. I could setup a 2000 system if it the solution called for it though.
03-06-2003, 08:45 AM
You should be able to do that with XP as well, if I'm not mistaken. At my company we're Win2k, so I haven't been able to play with RIS and XP.
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