Does anyone know of way to apply any of the office patches from a command line (or script, etc) and tell the installation to go look at a shared network CD drive for the Office disk when it wants it?
Background: MS released Security Bulletin MS01-050 which has a patch to Excel 2000. I need to deploy this patch but have hit a 'designed' in bug/feature?. All our installations of Office were done from the same CD set locally on each PC (with a multi-user licence). If I attempt to run this patch from a logon script or some other central method it fails as it can't find the CD - it is looking at the local drive from which it was installed.
I'm not keen on walking round all the machines and doing each one by hand. Trying to communicate to the users that if they see the window asking for the office CD then go 'browse' to such and such a location is bound to be unreliable (most of them just manage to work with their own documents let alone trying to explain browsing and network drives, etc...).
I really want to run the patch in 'quiet' mode - the users
don't need to know what's going on - should just happen during logon or similar - with no user interaction required.