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How to get rid off Windows Server Post-Setup Security updates after template deployment

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hello,

I installed w2003 from scratch, configured and setup as much as i could. When i restarted the vm, it's online and ready to use. I converted it to template. I have put together the following customization settings:

<ConfigRoot>

<_type>vim.CustomizationSpecItem</_type>

<info>

<_type>vim.CustomizationSpecInfo</_type>

<changeVersion>1245322835</changeVersion>

<description/>

<lastUpdateTime>2009-06-18T11:00:35Z</lastUpdateTime>

<name>2003</name>

<type>Windows</type>

</info>

<spec>

<_type>vim.vm.customization.Specification</_type>

<globalIPSettings>

<_type>vim.vm.customization.GlobalIPSettings</_type>

</globalIPSettings>

<identity>

<_type>vim.vm.customization.Sysprep</_type>

<guiUnattended>

<_type>vim.vm.customization.GuiUnattended</_type>

<autoLogon>true</autoLogon>

<autoLogonCount>2</autoLogonCount>

<password>

<_type>vim.vm.customization.Password</_type>

<plainText>false</plainText>

<value>XXXXXX</value>

</password>

<timeZone>85</timeZone>

</guiUnattended>

<identification>

<_type>vim.vm.customization.Identification</_type>

<joinWorkgroup>WORKGROUP</joinWorkgroup>

</identification>

<licenseFilePrintData>

<_type>vim.vm.customization.LicenseFilePrintData</_type>

<autoMode>perSeat</autoMode>

</licenseFilePrintData>

<userData>

<_type>vim.vm.customization.UserData</_type>

<computerName>

<_type>vim.vm.customization.VirtualMachineNameGenerator</_type>

</computerName>

<fullName>XXX</fullName>

<orgName>XXX</orgName>

<productId>XXXXXXXXXXXXX</productId>

</userData>

</identity>

<nicSettingMap>

<_length>1</_length>

<_type>vim.vm.customization.AdapterMapping[]</_type>

<e id="0">

<_type>vim.vm.customization.AdapterMapping</_type>

<adapter>

<_type>vim.vm.customization.IPSettings</_type>

<dnsServerList>

<_length>2</_length>

<_type>string[]</_type>

<e id="0">XXXXXX</e>

<e id="1">XXXXXXX</e>

</dnsServerList>

<gateway>

<_length>2</_length>

<_type>string[]</_type>

<e id="0">X.X.X.X</e>

<e id="1"/>

</gateway>

<ip>

<_type>vim.vm.customization.UnknownIpGenerator</_type>

</ip>

<primaryWINS/>

<secondaryWINS/>

<subnetMask>255.255.255.0</subnetMask>

</adapter>

</e>

</nicSettingMap>

<options>

<_type>vim.vm.customization.WinOptions</_type>

<changeSID>true</changeSID>

<deleteAccounts>false</deleteAccounts>

</options>

</spec>

</ConfigRoot>

everything goes fine , the vm gets deployed perfectly, with 1 issue, it ends up with

all security updates have been installed on the original vm (the one i made the template from) and automatic updates turned on. The problem is obvious .. the deployment + customization allows to deploy the vm with few clicks without interacting with the OS, but now i am forced to go and click the finish button to get the vm online. Anybody has a quick remedy for that? thanks

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AndreTheGiant
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You have to create an appropriate key in the Windows registry.

See:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc757061(WS.10).aspx

Andre

Andre | http://about.me/amauro | http://vinfrastructure.it/ | @Andrea_Mauro

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AndreTheGiant
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You have to create an appropriate key in the Windows registry.

See:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc757061(WS.10).aspx

Andre

Andre | http://about.me/amauro | http://vinfrastructure.it/ | @Andrea_Mauro

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