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.

Joel Marchesoni
Tech Support Analyst
Hunter Library, Western Carolina University

-----Original Message-----
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.

John Lolis
Coordinator of Computer Systems
White Plains Public Library
100 Martine Avenue
White Plains, NY  10601

tel: 1.914.422.1497
fax: 1.914.422.1452

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.
> Regards,
> Kyle