To install custom updates, such as any specialized software that your organization creates and manages, add one or more custom scripts to Windows SteadyState scheduled updates. Windows SteadyState supports custom scripts written in .exe, .vbs, .cmd, and .bat file formats. Windows SteadyState will run the custom scripts after Microsoft updates and antivirus updates have been performed.

To add the custom script to scheduled software updates
  1. Log on as a Windows SteadyState administrator.

  2. If the computer is running MacAfee antivirus software, turn off the script-blocking setting in the MacAfee antivirus program before the scheduled update occurs. For more information, please refer to the MacAfee user guide.

  3. In the Windows SteadyState main dialog box, under Global Computer Settings, click Schedule Software Updates.

  4. Configure scheduled updates following the procedures in Automatically Download and Install Updates.

  5. Under Select Updates, select the Custom Updates check box.

  6. Click Browse and select the custom script. The custom script will appear in the text window.

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Turning off script-blocking settings in your antivirus program may leave the computer running Windows SteadyState unprotected from virus scripts, unwanted software, and malicious software. To better protect your shared computer from the installation of unwanted software, ensure that you turn on the Protect the Hard Disk option, select the Remove All Changes at Restart option, and restart your computer each day.

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