Thursday, June 03, 2010 5:41 AMI have a hotfix for an issue in Windows 7 and need to get it out to several hundred domain computers. Can I use Group policy to get it there or will need to manufacture something??
Thursday, June 03, 2010 7:09 AMModerator
As I know, deploying software through Group Policy requires .MSI format. You may re-package the update file from .MSU file to .MSI file, then deploy it through Group Policy. You can visit the following KB for detailed steps:
Meanwhile, MDT supports distributing updates using .MSU format. Perhaps you could use MDT to manage Windows Updates.
- Marked As Answer by Dale QiaoModerator Wednesday, June 09, 2010 2:01 AM
Thursday, August 05, 2010 7:41 PM
i've got the same issue: looking for a way to deploy a *.msu-Hotfix to ~100 Win7-Clients....the solution stated above does NOT help.
Did you find a working solution Bracer ?
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 4:50 AM
Not yet I Haven't. Still looking tho.
Thursday, August 04, 2011 10:15 PMyou colossal piece of shit. first you say "oh yeah just repackage it" without giving an instruction as to HOW, then YOU mark it as the "answer". way to go champ.
- Proposed As Answer by Michael J McNally Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:32 PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 8:20 PM
On Windows 7, you can use the following command to create a batch file or cmd file and use it as a startup script:
wusa.exe \\server\Share\Windows6.1-KBxxxxxx-v3-x86.msu /quiet /norestart
For more information on this command visit : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934307
On XP, you can you the following command to create a batch file or cmd file and use it as a startup script:
\\server\Share\WindowsXP-KBxxxxxxxx-x86-ENU.exe /quiet /norestart (you cannot use the msu, have to convert it to a exe)
You can use WMI filters and deploy the scripts using the same policy
For Windows 7 : select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where Version like "6.1%" and ProductType = "1"
For Windows XP : select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where Version like "5.1%" and ProductType = "1"
For more information on these WMI filters visit : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754488%28WS.10%29.aspx
- Proposed As Answer by StBenedicts Monday, March 05, 2012 4:26 PM
Monday, March 05, 2012 10:48 PM
I lol'd and agreed.
Also, better late than never... For remotely doing this, the commenter who said wusa is the way to go is correct. To do it remotely you will need to use psexec with the -s switch.
- Proposed As Answer by brgnewman Tuesday, March 06, 2012 4:46 AM