Configuration Manager 2012 has a new feature for updating your images.  This process uses Component Based Servicing (CBS) updates.  By updating the image this way, you are decreasing the time it takes to deploy your image and reduce the vulnerabilities during the OSD process.  Hopefully this process is also simpler to manage than rebuilding your image to get the latest updates included.

The follow operating systems support this method:

  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 and later
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 and later
  • Microsoft Windows 7 RTM
  • Microsoft Windows 2008 R2

*SP1 support for Win7/Server 2008 is not included at this time.

The log used for troubleshooting is OfflineServicingMgr.Log and is located in the default log location.

First we need to right-click on the image you want to update and select “Schedule Updates”. 

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Next we will see a listing of applicable updates.  You can change the architecture to match your image if it’s not already on the correct architecture.  You can select the updates you want to inject into your image.

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Next we can do a “as soon as possible” update or schedule the update to happen at a later time.

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Once the process has completed, you will see a status overview of the updates injected into the image.

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Here we can see that the updates are currently being processed.

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Here we can see that the update process was successful. 

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In the details, we can see what updates were installed in a quick view.

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You can also open up the properties of the image, go to the “Installed Updates” tab and see a complete listing of any updates that have been injected into the image.

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