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Pushing the update through group policy

Hi Experts,

We need to push a windows update through WSUS, but the WSUS didn't receive the update, in this case how can I push the update through wsus.

thanks
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valuelabs97
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tbsgadiCommented:
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
WSUS does not do any pushing of updates, clients contact the server for needed updates and pull them. You can import an update into WSUS and approve it for the clients to pull.


Importing hotfixes from the Microsoft Update catalog site
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valuelabs97Author Commented:
Hi dstewartjr,

Suppose WSUS has not downloaded the update, in that case how can I push the update through WSUS.

Thanks.
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
You import the update as described in the link I provided above.
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ThinkPaperCommented:
which update are you looking to push out specifically?
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valuelabs97Author Commented:
Hi ThinkPape,

I would like to push the update WindowsXP-KB942288-v3-x86.exe

Thanks.
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
This wasnt available via WSUS
 
Save the .VBS file below as WindowsXP-KB942288-v3-x86.vbs
 
Download the file to a share like "\\yourserver\patches"
 
place the vbs in a startup script(Group Policy)
 
be sure to modify sExePath in the below script to match the location of your share.
 
The script has a check in it to verify if its already installed.

sExePath = "\\Yourserver\patches\WindowsXP-KB942288-v3-x86.exe" 
sSwitches = "/quiet /norestart" 


Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") 


sRegKey = "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate" 


' suppress error in case values does not exist 
On Error Resume Next 


' check for marker 
sRegMarkerValue = ""  ' init value 
sRegMarkerValue = oShell.RegRead( sRegKey & "\WindowsXP-KB942288-v3-x86.exe") 
On Error Goto 0 


' to be sure update is installed only once, test on marker 
If sRegMarkerValue <> "yes" Then 


   oShell.Run Chr(34) & sExePath & Chr(34) & " " & sSwitches, 1, True 


   ' create marker 
   oShell.RegWrite sRegKey & "\WindowsXP-KB942288-v3-x86.exe", "yes" 
End If

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valuelabs97Author Commented:
Hi dstewartjr,

Thanks for your update.  For this type of updates, can't we pusing from WSUS.

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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
No, you cant.
 From
 
http://blogs.msdn.com/windows_installer_team/archive/2009/03/05/adopting-windows-installer-4-5.aspx

c.       Future Windows service packs:
MSI 4.5 will be natively included in all future service packs of Windows. It is already included in Windows Vista and Server 2008 SP2. Release candidate for this service pack is presently available from the Microsoft download center.
 2.       When will MSI 4.5 be deployed via Windows Update?
 
MSI 4.5 will be on Windows Update as part of future service packs to Windows (see #1, part c). It will not be available independently as a required mandatory update like Windows Installer 3.1 v2.
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Hi,

Where are you on this ?
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
I object!!
 
The answer to this question was given stating that you could not make the update available through WSUS. You were also given alternative ways to deploy such update.
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Accept ID:26211273
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