install mode on Terminal Server for MS security updates?

I've generally only put a WTS in install mode for application udpates.

Is this needed for MS security updates? It's my understanding it's only needed for apps and their .ini files.

Thanks
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Stewart BeelSenior Technical AnalystCommented:
If the updates are .msi files there is no need to use Install Mode, this is only required for .exe setup files.
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BryceRichertAuthor Commented:
could you give me a quick 7 sentences or so on the difference between the two and how it relates to the term serv environment?
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Stewart BeelSenior Technical AnalystCommented:
Windows uses the Windows Installer to install MSI packages, but the Windows Installer is not used for EXE setup packages

This link explains the affects to the registry on a terminal server better than I can:

http://www.brianmadden.com/blogs/brianmadden/archive/2004/08/03/how-applications-use-the-registry-in-terminal-server-environments-part-2-of-3.aspx

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BryceRichertAuthor Commented:
thanks!
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