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

  • From: "Mills, Mark" <Mark.Mills@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 16:26:47 -0500

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


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


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'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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