[windows2000] Re: Pushing Windows updates through Active directory Group Policy

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <sorin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Windows2000 Mailing List" <Windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 12:49:33 +0200

On Mon, 26 Aug 2002 08:32:40 -0400, Daniel Angelucci wrote:

>Yes.  It's not the greatest,  but the price is right.

><grin> Yeah, free. 8-)

I'm about to ask my boss for funds to get a real msi-creator and
packager. As I see it, it stands between "Installshield Admin
Studio" or "Winstall
Package Studio".

Is any of them preferrable? What do you ppl think/use?


>> >I've had some problems with some packages, but not too many.  There are 
>> >third party packaging apps, but where I work, we are too cheap for that.
>>You use Winstall LE too?
>> >>On Fri, 23 Aug 2002 12:16:56 -0400, Daniel Angelucci wrote:
>> >>
>> >> >You can package updates as MSIs.  It's pretty straightforward.  Just
>> >>create
>> >> >the MSI with a clean machine then deploy.
>> >>
>> >>Is there a better way to do this than using the Winstall LE that
>> >>came with the win2k srv-CD? More often than not the created
>> >>msi-package just won't install. I have a hunch it's the dlls that
>> >>don't get copied correctly. ANybody else had this problem?
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> >>Is there a way that you can push updates out through group policy in 
>> >> >>Can anyone point me in the direction of a white paper that can give 
>> >> >>direction on how to do this??



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