Managing Windows Updates

When creating a new operating system WIM image with MDT, one of the things that you should always examine is the new updates for Windows that you will include; my recommendation has always been to make sure that the image is as up-to-date as possible with all the released Windows updates for the operating system […]

When creating a new operating system WIM image with MDT, one of the things that you should always examine is the new updates for Windows that you will include; my recommendation has always been to make sure that the image is as up-to-date as possible with all the released Windows updates for the operating system you are going to deploy.  During the testing phase of the image you create, you will be able to identify and catch any possible problems that an update may cause.  I believe that this is a better approach to patching rather than testing and then deploying each individual update as they are released because it requires less time and work from you, but still ensures that an update will not give problems.

With MDT you add the updates to the workbench (as you can see in the screenshot below) and MDT will install them at the correct point in the installation process, couldn't be simpler!

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