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How often to build new IEAK MSI

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Old 03-07-2009
Bill Bradley
 

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How often to build new IEAK MSI
We used the IEAK to build an MSI of IE7, for deployment to all our IE6
computers. At build-time, I allowed it to download all updates (I presumed
it sliptreamed them into the install?). However, it seems as though it takes
a LONG time to install now (6 months after we built it), so, I'm thinking
that it is going up to download the LATEST updates, after it installs.

To reduce this install time, should I just rebuild (freshen) the build say
each month (after Patch Tuesday), or, does that do any good (does it just
ALWAYS go up to the Internet and download and install latest patches, no
matter how often I build it)?

Thanks!
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Old 03-07-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: How often to build new IEAK MSI
IE updates all download via Automatic Updates (or WSUS), along with the rest
of the Windows Updates, Bill. Even if you rebuild the deployment package to
include the latest IE update, the machines are going to update on Patch
Tuesday anyway so why bother with the rebuilds?

*Cumulative* Security Updates for IE are targetted for release every other
month. As the most recent release was Feb-09, expect one to be released in
Apr-09, Jun-09, etc.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

Bill Bradley wrote:
> We used the IEAK to build an MSI of IE7, for deployment to all our IE6
> computers. At build-time, I allowed it to download all updates (I
> presumed
> it sliptreamed them into the install?). However, it seems as though it
> takes a LONG time to install now (6 months after we built it), so, I'm
> thinking that it is going up to download the LATEST updates, after it
> installs.
>
> To reduce this install time, should I just rebuild (freshen) the build say
> each month (after Patch Tuesday), or, does that do any good (does it just
> ALWAYS go up to the Internet and download and install latest patches, no
> matter how often I build it)?
>
> Thanks!


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Old 03-07-2009
Bill Bradley
 

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Re: How often to build new IEAK MSI
Well, why I understand that, it originally took about 5 minutes to install
this, now it takes around 30, so, maybe rebuilding each quarter or so would
keep my install time down.

Thanks!

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

> IE updates all download via Automatic Updates (or WSUS), along with the rest
> of the Windows Updates, Bill. Even if you rebuild the deployment package to
> include the latest IE update, the machines are going to update on Patch
> Tuesday anyway so why bother with the rebuilds?
>
> *Cumulative* Security Updates for IE are targetted for release every other
> month. As the most recent release was Feb-09, expect one to be released in
> Apr-09, Jun-09, etc.
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>
> Bill Bradley wrote:
> > We used the IEAK to build an MSI of IE7, for deployment to all our IE6
> > computers. At build-time, I allowed it to download all updates (I
> > presumed
> > it sliptreamed them into the install?). However, it seems as though it
> > takes a LONG time to install now (6 months after we built it), so, I'm
> > thinking that it is going up to download the LATEST updates, after it
> > installs.
> >
> > To reduce this install time, should I just rebuild (freshen) the build say
> > each month (after Patch Tuesday), or, does that do any good (does it just
> > ALWAYS go up to the Internet and download and install latest patches, no
> > matter how often I build it)?
> >
> > Thanks!

>
>

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Old 03-08-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: How often to build new IEAK MSI
YW. Required reading IMHO before installing IE7 (and IE8 beta):

Sandi's Installation Tips <= Steps #1-8, #10 & #11; take note of #12, then
STOP!
http://www.ie-vista.com/known_issues.html#pre-install
(ignore any references to Vista)

About IE7 (and higher) Installation and Anti-Malware Applications
http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/200...lications.aspx

About IE7 (and higher) and Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/200...and-xpsp3.aspx


Bill Bradley wrote:
> Well, why I understand that, it originally took about 5 minutes to install
> this, now it takes around 30, so, maybe rebuilding each quarter or so
> would
> keep my install time down.
>
> Thanks!
>
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>> IE updates all download via Automatic Updates (or WSUS), along with the
>> rest of the Windows Updates, Bill. Even if you rebuild the deployment
>> package to include the latest IE update, the machines are going to update
>> on Patch Tuesday anyway so why bother with the rebuilds?
>>
>> *Cumulative* Security Updates for IE are targetted for release every
>> other
>> month. As the most recent release was Feb-09, expect one to be released
>> in
>> Apr-09, Jun-09, etc.
>> --
>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
>> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
>> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>>
>> Bill Bradley wrote:
>>> We used the IEAK to build an MSI of IE7, for deployment to all our IE6
>>> computers. At build-time, I allowed it to download all updates (I
>>> presumed
>>> it sliptreamed them into the install?). However, it seems as though it
>>> takes a LONG time to install now (6 months after we built it), so, I'm
>>> thinking that it is going up to download the LATEST updates, after it
>>> installs.
>>>
>>> To reduce this install time, should I just rebuild (freshen) the build
>>> say
>>> each month (after Patch Tuesday), or, does that do any good (does it
>>> just
>>> ALWAYS go up to the Internet and download and install latest patches, no
>>> matter how often I build it)?
>>>
>>> Thanks!


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