Using express installation files
Integration of the express installation files from WSUS
I think this is becoming mandatory with the size of updates of Windows 10.
any news on this?
William Wellington commented
Make Incremental for SCCM 2007. That would better utilize the bandwidth.
Make Incremental for SCCM 2007
Making Incremental for SCCM 2007 would make life wonderful and more productive.
I agree, Make Incremental for SCCM 2007.
Stephen Cramer commented
Make Incremental for SCCM 2007!
With the new Win7 servicing model we run into similar problems without express installation.
Although there are the Security Only Updates, being recommended for SCCM distribution
, there is a new problem now, that MS might have overlooked:
Some older Security Updates (for example MS16-090 or MS16-027) are _not_ superseeded by the Security Only Update, but by the Rollup. In SCCM these are now marked superseeded and, depending on your configuration they'll be expired at once or a few months (default 3 months)!
That leads to the following problem:
If you do not update your base OS image monthly (most of us do that less frequent I think) or you have systems being offline for more than a month, you MUST deploy the Rollups to fix the security issues, that would normally be fixed by the old bulletin, which is now "partially" superseeded and soon or already expired, i.e. can no longer be distributed.
The baseline for the security only updates is the last month's security baseline.
If think a Cumulative Security Only Update is needed in any case.
As a large global enterprise we have many numerous low bandwidth sites.
We are using Configuration Manager to maintain our systems.
Our standard build of Windows 10 and Office 2013 now has a typical monthly per client download of >1.3GB and increasing each month. This is un-sustainable!
We need more intelligence in the update process to reduce the bandwidth per client.
I think after the Windows Servicing Roll Up Changes it would make sense to add it to the product, as in August next year, for Win 7SP1, 8.1 w September update 2014, Win 10,... there will only be one monthly cumulative OS update that includes everything (ok, it's little more than that, as you can see/hear here https://attend.services.skype.net/de-DE/72f988bf-86f1-41af-91ab-2d7cd011db47/53df2540-f43f-4d0f-a566-8d3d93ceab61/player?en=7a031530-0796-4b2a-b453-e22cb6301497&)
And from what MS told, Win 7 monthly cumulative update rollups will be around 700MB per machine per month. Yes, I know we can make use of BranchCache in smaller offices, but I think express updates plus BranchCache would be even better.
I expect the need for the new feature is heightened due to the recent announcements regarding windows 7 patching rollups?
Nash Pherson (MVP) commented
For information on express installation files: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708456(v=ws.10).aspx
marc graham commented
To Niall's point, with as many complaints i have heard regarding image distro at my engagements, this is a REQUIREMENT!!
Express installs would be very helpful.
Harjit Dhaliwal commented
This would be very helpful.
Niall C. Brady commented
this will aid Windows 10 management no end especially for customers with remote sites that have low bandwidth, it get's my vote ! 3 of them !
Michael Niehaus commented
See the separate item, https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/14255697-using-express-installation-files, about express updates.
Michael Niehaus commented
Without express installation files, each month every Windows 10 x64 client needs to download a full 700MB package. With express installation files, each Windows 10 x64 client would only download the new fixes for the month, which would likely be well under 100MB each month.
Bindu Madhava commented
Would also look forward the traditional way of patching individual rather than a cumulative patching process
In case of Windows 10 Cumulative update deployments, CAS (Content Access Service) on client downloads the whole .cab from the DP.
.cab size could growth hundred MBs each month increasing network load for Monthly Updates Deployments.
Is there a chance to have the cumulative Update delta download for patches not yet installed instead of the whole .cab file?