Windows 7 Task Sequence is stuck with “Searching for Updates” when using Windows Update

Sunday, January 24, 2016

For years I am “selling” the brilliant idea of Build and Capture Task Sequence instead of capture a reference machine and for many good reasons. But to my opinion, the most important reason is the automatic installation of Microsoft Update, especially when speaking of Windows 7 which gained several hundreds of updates over the years. If you ask me, I will recommend any organization to drop the idea of making a Windows 7 deployment and go toward to a fresh Windows 10 deployment. Despite my recommendation, many of my customers are still deploying Windows 7 and we have to maintain...

How to enable Microsoft \ Windows Update during Build and Capture Task Sequence

One of the most important benefits of using Build and Capture Task Sequence is the fact we can perform a full automatic Windows Update or Microsoft Update processes during the Windows Deployment. Why is this so important? Well, a common image in many organizations will only contain Windows, Office and updates (some add Adobe reader, flash and Java) and usually our base image changes from time to time is the updates that were published since our last capture. So when we have a full automatic capture sequence that installs Windows, Office and performing updates, we can just run it once in a...