Windows 10 feature update

I have been tasked with coming up with a solution to upgrade roughly 150 computers with the new Windows 10 Feature Update 1709.
I have downloaded the .ISO file, and have extracted it to launch the setup.exe file. Is there a switch(s) to use to push this out silently and without reboot? We are using ZENworks to push this out, but I'm stumped on the switches.
We do not want to use WSUS to push this out, as it would clog up our network due to the size of the update.

Any help would greatly be appreciated.

Darren
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McKnifeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Is there a switch(s) to use to push this out silently
Yes!
and without reboot?
No!

You can simply deploy a scheduled task to install it.
The key line is
\\server\share\setup.exe /auto upgrade /dynamicupdate disable

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
V1709 is getting old, and while you can push it out (so far as I know), you CANNOT install without a (someone lengthy) restart.

I am not familiar with your method to push the update out.
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aravind ancheWindows/Vmware Commented:
Hello Darren,

Can you run setup.exe /?
and see if there are /quiet and /noreboot options.
Also How are you pushining that through zenworks, like an application.
In previous company i worked for we pushed only applications with zenworks.

Regards
Anche
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shfisbAuthor Commented:
I would even take a switch to push out update 1803.  For example. Is there a way to push out these updates via the command line? ZENworks is basically a program that allows us to install software remotely via a server. It executes programs via a ZENworks agent on the local computer. I would just need the command to push.
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shfisbAuthor Commented:
I was able to run the setup.exe /? command and it shows the /quiet switch. I have tried running setup.exe /quiet, but the exe doesn't install. Very frustrating
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Check with ZEN support as these updates install fine on most machines
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aravind ancheWindows/Vmware Commented:
does it have switch for logs, if so use that switch and queit switch and see where it is going wrong. I am assuming you are running as administrator
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shfisbAuthor Commented:
Yes. I am running it as an admin. I'll check for the log switch and let you know.

Darren
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shfisbAuthor Commented:
Well, it created a log file, but I'm not sure which log file to look at. It created a MoSetup and a Panther folder.

I appreciate the help. I'll keep searching for a solution

Darren
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aravind ancheWindows/Vmware Commented:
Can you attach MOsetup logs
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shfisbAuthor Commented:
you bet. There's just one log. See attached
BlueBox.log
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shfisbAuthor Commented:
Thank you McKnife
I will try that today and let you know how it comes out. I really appreciate it
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shfisbAuthor Commented:
Well, I have tried that script, and it does launch the program, but just not silently. Should I put the /quiet switch there as well?
I'm a heck of a lot closer now than I was yesterday!

Darren
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McKnifeCommented:
"but just not silently" - that is an automated upgrade. When performed as scheduled task (system account executes it), it is not seen. No quiet switch needed. If you get questions, something is wrong - please explain.
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shfisbAuthor Commented:
I understand now.
Last question. Since I will be needing to upgrade roughly 150 computers, is there a script that I can push out that creates this task on each workstation, or would I need to visit each computer to create the scheduled task to run the command?

Darren
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aravind ancheWindows/Vmware Commented:
you can do something like this
SchTasks /Create /SC MONTHLY /D 1 /TN “My Task” /TR “C:RunMe.bat” /ST 14:00

http://sourcedaddy.com/windows-7/creating-scheduled-tasks-with-script.html
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McKnifeCommented:
Just deploy a task using group policy preferences.
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shfisbAuthor Commented:
It looks like it works. If I can find a way to not automatically reboot the computer after it is complete, then I'm golden.

thank you everyone for your help

Darren
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McKnifeCommented:
Why should a reboot be prevented?
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shfisbAuthor Commented:
I don't mind the computer rebooting, as long as the customer using the computer is aware that it is being shut down, so that they can have time to save any documents/programs they have open.
When my test machine finished the silent install, it just started shutting down without warning. I need to prevent that from happening.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Is there a service or process running that is causing this? Start in Safe Mode (use MSCONFIG) and see if it shuts down unexpectedly
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McKnifeCommented:
Before the installation, run
Msg * /time:0 yourWarningtext
In the same script.
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shfisbAuthor Commented:
Before the installation, run
 Msg * /time:0 yourWarningtext
 In the same script.

So would my script be this?

 \\server\share\setup.exe /auto upgrade /dynamicupdate disable  Msg * /time:0 yourWarningtext
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McKnifeCommented:
No, run it before, like this:
Msg * /time:0 yourWarningtext
\\server\share\setup.exe /auto upgrade /dynamicupdate disable

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shfisbAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for your help. I think I have a handle on it. I'm going to push out a scheduled task, then run the\\server\share\setup.exe /auto upgrade /dynamicupdate disable command. I'll schedule the task to run after hours.

I really appreciate all the help
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