Archive for the ‘Windows 7’ Category

When I first setup my standard desktop image, I struggled with weather or not to include Java by default.  Ultimately, I included Java with my standard image, but with the continual battery of security flaws and mid-week patch deployments I’ve decided to take a more aggressive approach to limiting threats.  With the latest exploit announced […]

I was busy today setting up a scheduled tasks to reboot all computers before deploying a security patch for Java, see http://www.zdnet.com/oracle-patches-multiple-java-zero-day-holes-increases-default-security-7000009736/.  Luckily I decided to verify my scheduled task was setup properly on a client computer before assuming all will go to plan.  Turns out scheduled tasks through group policy preferences is rather unreliable […]

Mark this one down as one of the strangest things I’ve encountered in awhile.  The longer you are in any field, the less likely you are to see something that stumps you, but today was the exception. First, the setup: Group policy in place to have My Documents redirect to a network storage folder \\servername\root\username […]

Using DISM to add IE 9 to an existing WIM file

Posted: 24th March 2011 by Seth Killey in Windows 7

I try to update our standard Windows 7 image after major releases such as service packs or new releases of Internet Explorer.  In the past I usually just take my reference computer install the service pack or IE update and then run sysprep and imagex to create my standard image so I can easily build […]