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PSEXEC and Microsoft Patch x64 issues

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Hello,

We have a Microsoft patch that we need to deploy on several machines.  The patch comes in 5 flavors based on architechture and OS version, and is available in an EXE, or MSU again depending on OS.

The quiet switch for the EXE is /q
The quiet switch for the MSU is /quiet

These are the commands we are running with PSEXEC:

PsExec.exe -d \\SERVERx86 -c -f "\\FILESERV\SHARE\x86fix.exe" /q
PsExec.exe -d \\SERVERx64 -c -f "\\FILESERV\SHARE\x64fix.msu" /quiet


The x86 version starts up, installs, and reboots if needed without any issues.  The x64 version starts the install, and then nothing happens,  The process that PsExec creates remains in the active process list, and the install does not proceed.

The patch installs fine from the x64 host if I manually run "\\FILESERV\SHARE\x64fix.msu" /quiet.

Are we doing something wrong with the x64 / MSU command?

Thank you.
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What happens when you try to run the x64 version without the /quiet?  Does it ask for input?
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It does.  There are a couple of next buttons, an accept, and finish.  I copied the 64 bit file locally then launched it via psexec and it worked fine.  Are there any known issues with using -c on 64 bit machines?  My issue is resolved via a work around now, but would like to know why it doesn't work natively.

Thanks
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I am not aware of any issues.  There is a very good write up on using psexec here:
http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/PsExec-Nasty-Things-It-Can-Do.html
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Ended up working around it with a scripted file copy, then it works fine when executed with PSEXEC.
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with Microsoft installs, I find that the -i switch works wonders.
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