Deploy Image to VM



  • Is there a way to run Windows Update on the FOG Server? Like a button that deploys the image to a VM and then you can run updates and maintenance.


  • Moderator

    @Junkhacker said in Deploy Image to VM:

    something i’ve done is to just leave windows running on a vm, getting windows updates automatically, and having a scheduled upload task that runs every week. you’ll want to not install the vm tools for the machine, since they can seem to cause some odd behavior when the image gets deployed back to real hardware

    I’m using the same ;) Plus I use chocolatey to update some critical programs (schedule taskl) : https://chocolatey.org/


  • Developer

    something i’ve done is to just leave windows running on a vm, getting windows updates automatically, and having a scheduled upload task that runs every week. you’ll want to not install the vm tools for the machine, since they can seem to cause some odd behavior when the image gets deployed back to real hardware


  • Moderator

    Reading the other thread where you discussed something similar I see where you are heading. No fog doesn’t have this.

    I can say in my case we use MDT to build a new VM Gold image every quarter with all of the windows updates. This is using the lite touch process so once we start the MDT deploy to a VM we don’t touch it until its time to sysprep and capture the image. In our case we do a QC spin up test on all 16 supported hardware(s) in our test lab before releasing the quarterly update image into production. The total build to FOG capture time is about 8 hours for Win7 and just about 2 hours for Win10.


  • Moderator

    Realize that FOG is linux based and has nothing really to do with windows.

    With that said, one could create a FOG snapin that tells the windows client to start scanning for windows update. The proper command to issue via the snapin is “wuauclt.exe /updatenow”

    ref: https://venturebeat.com/2015/07/28/how-to-force-windows-to-start-downloading-the-windows-10-update-files/


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