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I mentioned placing the RDSH into Install Mode even when just installing updates to existing applications. This is important. However, you do not need to place a server into Install Mode in order to install regular Windows operating system updates. These are able to install correctly even when the server is in normal Execute Mode.


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Using KACE to update the server may not be the best idea since it has no way to change the Install Mode prior to pushing out updates. If they could be scheduled and coordinated with me, it's a possibility.