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Expidite Windows updates on new PC

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Hello, I often implement new desktops and laptops using windows 7, 8, etc..

Is there a way to have the units preform continuous updates for Widows updates including restarts so I don't have to manually keep selecting Windows updates?

I do have a server if that helps...  I do not want to make a clone of systems because I get all different models, etc..
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You can install WSUS on your server or set each system to install updates automaticly, you can also download all the updates on one system and copy them to the others if they are all the same.
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Here is a link for the WSUS offline updates allowing you to copy updates from one Pc to another.

http://www.technize.info/2-ways-to-download-windows-7-updates-for-offline-installation/?ModPagespeed=noscript
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Can I setup the pc to go through update every 30 minutes so it updatges, reboots, updates, reboots and continues until all updates are completed?
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by:Tony Giangreco
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Wsus may have that option, but normally the update process runs once per day unless you trigger it manually.

I would say work on one system with the WSUS Offline update process, then copy that set of updates to each pc and apply them.
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If you have a group of completely identical brand new systems you are implementing, you could update the first one, take an image of the entire system and restore it to each of the other new systems.

This only works if they are brand new and are not being used by anyone because it would delete everything already on each drive.

Hope this helps!
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Can I setup the pc to go through update every 30 minutes so it updatges, reboots, updates, reboots and continues until all updates are completed?

yes, but not every 30 minutes
you can change the policy, though the interval is in hours, not minutes
you would also need WSUS deployed for this to work

Make Windows computer check for Windows Updates more frequently
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/automatic-updates-detection-frequency
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Did you try the solution I provided?
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Using WSUS is the way to go along with changing time intervals to update.  As stated in the original note I want to be able to do this without cloning as I get different models. etc..
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