Downloadable fully patched version VHD/WIM or tool to create fully patched ISO/VHD with minimum footprint
Please make available fully patched VHD/WIM or make available tool to create fully patched ISO/VHD with minimum footprint!
@Ben Armstrong [MSFT], Image factory is awesome but we have DISM and offline servicing available to us. We shouldn't need to ever have to boot the WIM which keeps things cleaner and smaller. The only piece that's missing is a tool to consistently download the latest patches for a given OS.
Michal Zobec commented
@Ben: I prefer just full MU updates in directory, and I update my image myself. your solution is good for virtual devices, but not for physical, and use SysPrep. I need option for continue of configuration of image after hotfix integration. Using of SysPrep make limits.
Ben Armstrong [MSFT] commented
This script should help you out: https://github.com/BenjaminArmstrong/Hyper-V-PowerShell/tree/master/Image-Factory
Nick Fields commented
It doesn't even have to be monthly, quarterly would be great!
It would be amazing if Microsoft offered regularly updated ISOs for all the OS versions (not just Windows Server).
David Jones commented
I would think this can be automated on Microsoft's end.
But bandwidth wise if all of us are downloading full ISO every month? that could get ugly.
I currently automate the patching of my VHD and WIM. so this is not a sore point. It would be nice to have though.
Stanislav Zhelyazkov commented
Great idea. If you have to patch every month a VHD it does not get well. I've managed to create a process that will patch WS 2008 R2 SP1, WS 2012 and WS 2012 R2 but seems there is something wrong with WS 2012 as there are always patches that are not applied. It will be good of every patch Tuesday we have VHD/isos that we can download and they contain the latest updates. Other option is to introduce some command in DISM that will connect to WU or WSUS and apply all updates needed for that version/edition.