Applies To: Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003
After creating a RIS image, you might want to include system updates such as hotfixes (patches) in the image. This is a relatively simple task, though there are some important facts to be aware of:
Updates must use Update.exe as their installation program. Almost all Windows operating system updates meet this criteria.
Updates added to an image in this fashion replace the files in the RIS image itself; therefore, once a machine has been installed based on this image, it is not possible to uninstall the updates.
Integrating a Hotfix
To integrate a hotfix into a RIS Image
Open a command window: Click Start, click Run, and then type cmd)
Enter the command cd<HOTFIXDIR>, where <HOTFIXDIR> is the directory containing the hotfix.
Enter the following command: <HOTFIX.EXE>/integrate:<IMAGEDIR>
Where <HOTFIX.EXE> is the update executable and <IMAGEDIR> is the folder which holds the RIS image on the head node.
The <IMAGEDIR> folder might be named similarly to this: D:\RemoteInstall\Setup\English\Images\WINDOWS