Robert Larson

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Installing Updates on Server Core

Installing Updates on Server Core

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I love Windows Server 2008 installed with Server Core. It’s small footprint (although it could be even smaller), simplistic command line UI, and the boot speed.  One thing I dislike (until recently) is installing updates on Server Core. Well I found a nice little sample script that works beautifully to check and install all available updates from the command line

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa387102(VS.85).aspx

This is a VBScript  that uses the built in Windows Update Agent (WUA) to check for all available updates, provide you a list, and allow you to select to download and install the updates on your machine.

This makes updating a Server Core image a breeze.

Enjoy.

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  • Last year I wrote on automatically updating your Server Core. While a lot of people valued the information

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