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Deploying Windows 7 Service Pack 1 via group policy

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  • We want to install W7SP1 on all our clients and generally we use group policy for software deployment. I cant seem to find an .msi installation file for SP1(only .exe).

     Can anyone tell me where i can find a .msi file or any other way of deploying it?

    Thursday, February 24, 2011 5:17 PM

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  • USE SCCM
    Thursday, February 24, 2011 6:30 PM
  • USE SCCM
    Thursday, February 24, 2011 6:30 PM
  • As Taylor said above, WSUS or SCCM is your best option.  The Service Pack is an MSU file natively.
    --Joseph [MSFT] http://blogs.technet.com/b/joscon/
    Thursday, February 24, 2011 7:19 PM
  • How can you deploy with WSUS??  Or When will it show up in WSUS??

     

    Thanks

    www.freescents.com

     

    Thursday, February 24, 2011 9:14 PM
  • Not sure about the WSUS release date, let me ask around and see if I can get an answer for you.
    --Joseph [MSFT] http://blogs.technet.com/b/joscon/
    Thursday, February 24, 2011 9:18 PM
  • As long as it is not available in WSUS use a startup script to run it from a deployment share: windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe /quiet /nodialog /forcerestart

    Don't forget to:

    - Test compatibility and the deployment

    - Make sure you have enough HDD space

    - Prepare for KB947821 because Windows internal Patchmanagement sometimes breaks.

    - Inform your users that on the next restart it may take a while. They may restart the system during lunch before they leave the office.

    - Prepare updated Language Packs and so on if you use it.

    - backup the systems

    - Disabling Virusscanner during installation is recommended by Microsoft

    - In the same GPO increase the startup script timeouts or make them run without timeouts and you may also have a look at "SynchronousMachineGroupPolicy" setting.

    - If you need disk space afterwards and are sure you don't want to remove the sp: "%SystemRoot%\System32\DISM.exe" /online /Cleanup-Image /spsuperseded

    - You may have a quick look which systems already have SP1 by using the WSUS management console and look for the client agent version.

    ...

     

    BTW: not everybody has sccm, guys.

     

    Regards.

    • Proposed as answer by ManServ Friday, February 25, 2011 3:24 PM
    Friday, February 25, 2011 2:19 PM
  • You can manually import Windows 7 SP1 into WSUS by following the instructions, here:

     

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff817650(WS.10).aspx#BKMK_scenario4

     

    Personally, I would error on the side of caution and wait for public opinion and proper distribution through WSUS - unless its installation was an instruction from Microsoft support.

    Friday, February 25, 2011 4:50 PM
  • @michealespinola: Windows 6.1 SP1 isn't available for WSUS yet. The steps described on http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff817650(WS.10).aspx#BKMK_scenario4 will work as soon as Microsoft publishes it through Windows catalog. Then you'll also discover it with the searches:

    http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=Windows%207%20with%20SP1

    http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB976932

    You may however already deploy the System Update Readiness Tool http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB947821 I've mentioned by importing it from Windows Catalog.

    Using Windows Catalog for WSUS import is well supported. Have you heard of negative experiences? Why do you recommend being careful to use it?

    Regards

    Friday, February 25, 2011 7:17 PM
  • Hi,

     

    As Taylor said above, now SCCM can deploy Windows SP1. And if you want to know the detail steps, I suggest to ask SCCM forum for further help:

     

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/configurationmanager

     

    The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and other partners who read the forums regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us.  Thank you for your understanding.

     

     

     

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    Saturday, February 26, 2011 1:47 AM
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  • Hi Nickda,

     

    Did your issue solved? Please feel free to give me any update.

     

    Thanks.

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang

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    Monday, February 28, 2011 1:36 AM
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  • Hello Leo,

    I'm not sure, but my problem is not solved.

    When I search for Windows 7 with SP1, I can't find any service packs.
    Only some minor framework & Internet explorer updates, but no SP1.

    Can someone please help?

    Regards,
    Kevin

    Monday, February 28, 2011 10:21 AM
  • problem not solved yet, since we have SCE2010 i dont think it is an option to buy and deploy SSCM . ManServ above mentioned deploying it with a startup script so i assume creating a .bat file to run the .exe . Will give that a go and if it doesnt work ( dont see why it shouldnt ) i am going to wait untill it shows up on the windows catalog.

     Thanks for all your help everyone.

    Nick

    Monday, February 28, 2011 12:18 PM
  • Hi KevinSmits,

     

    Did you install Windows 7 SP1 successfully? You can right click “Computer” and select “Properties”, then check the information of Windows edition to confirm.

     

    If it show “Service Pack 1”, that means SP1 package have installed on your PC. Then go to “View installed updates”, you can find KB976932(Service Pack for Microsoft Windows) in it.

     

    Hope that helps.

     

    Regards,

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    Tuesday, March 01, 2011 1:55 AM
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  • Hi Nick,

     

    If you success to deploy SP1 via script or .bat file, please feel free to let we know. And if you have other question about SCE2010, you can also go to SCE forum for help:

     

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/systemcenter

     

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang

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    Tuesday, March 01, 2011 2:05 AM
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  • Hello Leo,

    I'm not sure, but my problem is not solved.

    When I search for Windows 7 with SP1, I can't find any service packs.
    Only some minor framework & Internet explorer updates, but no SP1.

    Can someone please help?

    Regards,
    Kevin

    I have same problem, I'm trying to manual import the update pack to WSUS but not found Win7 & 2K8 SP1 on update catalog :(
    Tuesday, March 01, 2011 7:31 AM
  • Hi luxubu,

     

    For the issue about to deploy Windows 7 SP1 via WSUS, you’d better ask WSUS forum for further help:

     

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserverwsus/threads

    ·         The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and other partners who read the forums regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us.  Thank you for your understanding.

     

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang 

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    Tuesday, March 01, 2011 7:39 AM
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  • Well i managed to do a test deployment through group policy using a .bat file with the installer on a shared drive. Works quite well so far so thanks a lot to everyone for their help.
    Tuesday, March 01, 2011 9:51 AM
  • I’m glad to hear that.

     

    I will mark your reply as answer. It could help other communities here who have the same issue.

     

    Thanks for your understanding.

     

     

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    Wednesday, March 02, 2011 1:50 AM
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  • Is there any new info on when this will be released for WSUS deployment yet ?

     

    Saturday, March 05, 2011 8:00 PM
  • Is there any new info on when this will be released for WSUS deployment yet ?

     


    according to the list:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894199

    the Sp1 will be available on March 8, 2011


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    Saturday, March 05, 2011 8:10 PM