Deploying the Vista SP2 Using Windows Server Update Services

If you are deploying in a controlled environment like me, you may want to do it via Windows Server Update Services. Downloading the 577.4 MB is not practical, specially if you share your Internet connection, right? If you still don’t have WSUS, do checkout my previous post on how to deploy updates using the Windows Server Update Services.

Before deploying, make sure that your clients have already installed these KB’s: KB968279 and KB955430, deploying this is the same as the SP2 (KB948465), but its best to approve of these pre-requisites first before having the SP2 come down the pipe.

So on your WSUS server, you can approve an update by logging in the WSUS, launch your WSUS MMC and then clicking updates then expand all updates. You have to find the KB948465 in the list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you may notice on my screenshot a warning sign has already flagged me that I need to install this update or the clients are now requesting for this update.

Lets examine the details by clicking the update. The details are located at the bottom. Yes, this is the update, lets approve it!

 

To approve the update, right click the update then on the context menu, click Approve.

 

 

 

 

On the approve dialog box, Select the group that you want to approve the update, on this scenario, Im going to approve this to all of the computers. So I right click all computers then choose Approved for Install

 

 

 

This is a special update, and a License Terms must be accepted to proceed with the update push.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the approval process continues and finishes. Click close to exit the dialog box.

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johndelizo

I'm John and in the daytime I am the Chief Technology Officer of VFTS.NET - a consulting firm that specializes on development and deployment of business solutions created with .NET framework on Windows platform and Windows infrastructure projects. I am a core member of the Philippine Windows Users Group, a contributor at the Microsoft Philippines Community forums and I regularly conduct technical sessions as well as other Microsoft technology events. I am a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in the Cloud and Datacenter Management Technical Expertise but away from any keyboard I spend hours reading books, travel, explore, and being busy with my dog named Floppy.

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