[gptalk] Re: How to: Installing hotfix with GPO's?

  • From: "Robert Mariani" <rmariani@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 07:58:00 +1000 (EST)

Mark i have to agree with Omar on this one... WSUS is excellent and best of all 
its the
right price for the accoutant!

WSUS will handle all updates including XP,
Office etc etc - it will also roll out the IE7 when released from a central 
spot in the

my 2 cents as well!


On Thu,
October 19, 2006 7:38 am, Omar Droubi said: 

Correct me if I am wrong - but if the hotfix is assigned to the computer and
not the user- it should run as system and not require any elevation. All you 
would need
to do is create the logic for running the hotfix silently and dealing with a 
reboot as

What do you have against SUS? Actually you should look at WSUS which will do
the Office updates as well and give you a centralized console so you can view 
the status
of the update installation. I think this product is great for the price and I 
suggest it to any org that does not want to pay for another software solution 
and does
not believe in setting up the workstations to do auto update with auto install.

Even if you can get the HF to work in the GPO your reporting is very poor as
you would need to run a post script to check or you would need to comb the event

If I was you- and you are
against WSUS- I would suggest you spend your time trying to figure out how to 
all of your workstations to support Microsoft Update and then you can just use 
a GPO to
configure AutoUpdate settings and your done- the Outlook Junk mail filter will 
installed automatically.

2 cents,


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OK, I&rsquo;ve assigned and published a few few apps
with .MSI files with no problems to different OU&rsquo;s. My question today is
&ldquo;what do I need to
install a hotfix (without SUS) when creating a GPO to apply it by

I reviewed some of Darren&rsquo;s past posts and all I
see is that the users may need to be admins of their local machine (because with
MSI&rsquo;s you can tell GP to elevate privileges during the install, and other 
such as zap/exe, you cannot tell it to elevate privileges). I think I have that

The hotfix is an exe file in the download from MS, if
you use Winzip to extract it, you have an .msp file along with some others 
(such as
ohotfix.dll, ohotfix.exe, ohotfix.ini)
Can I just point to the .exe file to do the install?
Do I need to change the extension to a .zap file? Or is there anything special 
I can do
with the .msp file? 

The file I&rsquo;m wanting to install is the newest version of
Outlook Junk Email filter located at: 

If there is
already a good web page that details this, just send me the link. Thanks



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