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What's the best way to apply patches to the clients

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Hello, all. I am using SMS to distribute software (include patches) to the clients. But it need the action from the clients. The users have to enter Advertised Programs, choose the software and run.
Is there any way to push the software to the clients and run the setup automatically?
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by:gikam
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U can run software automatically on the clients machines when they logon. Just put the command line that launches the program in the logon script and u are done.
If the clients have win NT/2000 there are to issues to consider:
-the users must have the right privileges to run the application on their machine
-if u have admin rights on client machine u can use the AT command to run anything remotely at any time
Let me know if u need more details
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by:myself7
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Thanks for your comment. But what I want is: Install the software to the client automatically, no matter whether the user logged on or not. The situation is based on computers, not users. So I cannot use logon script.
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by:gikam
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u can do that only on NT/2000 clients
with the AT command or a scheduled task which u can set remotely
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IF there is not user logged on, why installing anything on the computer??!? (for whom?)
Use a script and the first time the user logs, he will have the software
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by:franka
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on the clients you need to run the PCM as a service.
Which version of SMS do you use?

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;DE;q166765
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If you are on a Windows 2000 domain you can assign packages to be installed on computers by using group policy. Whenever any user logs in the package will be installed automatically.
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by:myself7
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Well, I am using SMS 2.0.
Mikecr, How can I make the packages from the wodnlowded patches? (They are always exe files)
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