PSEXEC and Microsoft Patch x64 issues
Posted on 2010-09-20
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?