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Office 2013 appv package upgrade to new service pack RRS feed

  • Question

  • scenario:

    Office 2013 SP1 is published.

    SP2 become available. What would be the steps for SP installation?


    --- When you hit a wrong note its the next note that makes it good or bad. --- Miles Davis

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:38 AM

Answers

  • When you use the Microsoft tools to create an App-V package they will always download the latest version available by default.

    Then when you publish that, the clients will only download the changes between that and the previous package that was published to them.

    There is no way to apply an 'SP2 update patch' to an App-V package.


    • Marked as answer by pob579 Wednesday, October 22, 2014 9:56 PM
    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:22 PM
  • Correct.

    Patches deployed with WSUS are applied to local installed applications, not to virtualized ones. They live in their own bubble.

    • Marked as answer by pob579 Sunday, October 26, 2014 11:00 AM
    Sunday, October 26, 2014 10:32 AM

All replies

  • Create a new package using the same steps as the first, the Office deployment tool will download and package the latest version available by default (by which time hopefully Microsoft have fixed the issue where the latest version doesn't convert to App-V successfully!).

    Then deploy the package as an update as you would for any other package. Since the package GUID should be the same for all Office 2013 packages unless you manually changed it, the App-V client should treat this as an upgraded package and only stream down the blocks that have been updated.


    • Proposed as answer by agallucci Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:12 PM
    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:03 AM
  • > the Office deployment tool will download and package the latest version available by default

    so SP2 will be slipstreamed into the new package?

    sp2 will not be treated as a separate update. ?


    --- When you hit a wrong note its the next note that makes it good or bad. --- Miles Davis

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:45 AM
  • When you use the Microsoft tools to create an App-V package they will always download the latest version available by default.

    Then when you publish that, the clients will only download the changes between that and the previous package that was published to them.

    There is no way to apply an 'SP2 update patch' to an App-V package.


    • Marked as answer by pob579 Wednesday, October 22, 2014 9:56 PM
    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:22 PM
  • and just to confirm ...

    Office WSUS patches not applied to appv Office package. So Office is not patched until package update.

    Correct?


    --- When you hit a wrong note its the next note that makes it good or bad. --- Miles Davis

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 9:56 PM
  • Correct.

    Patches deployed with WSUS are applied to local installed applications, not to virtualized ones. They live in their own bubble.

    • Marked as answer by pob579 Sunday, October 26, 2014 11:00 AM
    Sunday, October 26, 2014 10:32 AM