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Patching fresh install in WSUS environment

Posted on 2006-11-03
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What is the best practice for wanting to patch a fresh install of Windows 2k/XP if the computer account falls under a GPO that points to a WSUS server, thus disabling windowsupdate.microsoft.com?  WSUS would take days to patch it as it can only do a few patches at a time.

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adamdrayer
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First of all, I'm not sure WSUS completely disables windowsupdate.microsoft.com, I think it just disables the automatic updates. I think that manually going to the windows update website should still work.
If it doesn't, suppose that you've just installed a new computer - simply update it through the windows update website and only then join it to the domain.
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Create an image with all the current patches. Ghost the image. Deploy that to yournew machines.

As stated above...WSUS does NOT disable updates from windowsupdate.microsoft.com
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