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How can i deploy a hotfix(.msu) with Group Policy?

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How can i deploy a hotfix(.msu) with Group Policy?

Is it possible to repackage it as a .msi?
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Question by:antmax00
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It maybe possible to repackage it as an msi but I've never done it so can't speak from first hand experience.  I see a few other guys having the same issue http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproinstall/thread/efeadc4e-d3cc-4afe-aa80-a1fc4b08aab0

...but no conversion there either.

In the end standing up WSUS would probably be the best way to go for deploying hotfixes/patches.

Thanks

Mike
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Program that will allow you to push .msu updates. Which is also listed in the link mkline71 gave.
http://blogs.technet.com/b/deploymentguys/archive/2008/05/19/managing-windows-updates.aspx

I also agree with mkline71 with using WSUS. It is how I push to my 30+ servers.
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Another way if your are using 2008 server for windows7 is set a scheduled task.

In this task assign and administrative user
Put a tick on the option if the user is logged on or not.
Under trigers set it to activate on an event
put in the event details.  Print spooler and 808 I think.
Tab to next frame and select run a programme.
Browse to the programme on a share.

There are two different hotfixes.  One for 64 and one for 32 so on the last frame window I put in an OS condition to ensure it runs the correct hot fix.
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by:muzzle
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The comment above was for a print spooler hotfix.  Too much at once I think but the concept is the same.  Link the error and apply the msu.
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