Install MSP through Group Policy

Posted on 2011-05-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I've currently come across an issue with Microsoft PowerPoint that requires a MSP hotfix installing on all affected machines. The applications has been installed during the build process and therefore wasn't initially distributed via GPO, but I believe that it may be possible to install the MSP through Group Policy. The problem that I am having is that I have come to create the GPO but when it asks me to select the file in question it will not show the MSP as it will only look for MSI files.

Does anyone know how I might get round this problem?
Question by:MartynLawson
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    Accepted Solution

    There are two ways to deploy an msp update

    Update the .msi on the install share (where you installed the software originally);EN-US;226936

    Update machine with startup script containing
    msiexec.exe /p \\server\share\update.msp
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    Author Comment

    The startup script is probably going to be the best solution, but as I'm distributing this to several users I'm looking to do a quiet installation, but it fails because of UAC. Is it possible to issue a command in the script to disable UAC?
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    Assisted Solution

    You can temporarily disable UAC Through Group Policy

    Open Group Policy Management Console (Start > Run > gpmc.msc) from a Windows Vista/7/2008 computer that is a member of the domain. In the GPMC window, browse to the required GPO that is linked to the OU or domain where the computers are located, then edit it, or, if needed, create a new GPO.

    Make the following changes:

        User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode - Set its value to Elevate without prompting.

        User Account Control: Detect application installations and prompt for elevation - Set its value to Disabled.

        User Account Control: Only elevate UIAccess applications that are installed in secure locations - Set its value to Disabled.

        User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode - Set its value to Disabled.

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    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks for you're assistance guys. This has saved me alot of time.

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