A few years ago Microsoft started offering free shipped cds containing security updates. Sadly, they didn’t do this very long, but the ability to update systems locally was a blessing for my previous job where we didn’t image our systems quite as much as I wanted to. Now I see Heise Security has an article detailing some scripts to build offline ISOs of patches. If you’re like me and oftimes prefer the path of least resistance, Microsoft offers downloads of DVD ISOs as well. Woulda thunk!