We currently have a maintenance window set up once a week during a time when we're closed and have Windows Update set to run during that period with some padding time before and after.
For example, if the maintenance window is 2:30 am to 6:30 am we set Windows Update to run at 3:00 am. It works relatively well given that we close at 1:00 am at the latest and open at 7:30 am at the earliest.
However, the auto-download set up by DeepFreeze looks promising!
FWIW we're running 7.21.
Tech Support Analyst
Hunter Library, Western Carolina University
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lolis, John
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 11:21
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Automating Windows Updates on Deep Freeze computers
This is one of those things that I've been meaning to tackle myself. I guess it's time.
I just did a search on your subject and found this:
With the latest version (v7.5), they added a nice feature that will download updates to a frozen system and retain them for updating when the system is thawed.
Coordinator of Computer Systems
White Plains Public Library
100 Martine Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 11:03 AM, Kyle Breneman <[log in to unmask]>
> Does anybody out there have a process in place that allows for
> regular, automatic download and installation of Windows Updates on
> computers that are running Deep Freeze? Currently we manually thaw
> the computers, then check for, download and install any updates,
> before manually freezing the computers again. With only 2 PCs, its
> not a big deal, but it would be nice to know if there's a way to automate this process.