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  • I 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 3, 2010 5:41 AM

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  • Hi,

     

    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:

     

    How to use Group Policy to remotely install software in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows Server 2008

     

    Meanwhile, MDT supports distributing updates using .MSU format. Perhaps you could use MDT to manage Windows Updates.

     

    Best Regards

    Dale

    • Marked as answer by Dale Qiao Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:01 AM
    Thursday, June 3, 2010 7:09 AM
  • 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 ?

     

    Ove 

    Thursday, August 5, 2010 7:41 PM
  • Not yet I Haven't.  Still looking tho.

    Tuesday, September 7, 2010 4:50 AM
  • 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 5, 2012 4:26 PM
    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 8:20 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. 

    psexec \\servername -s wusa.exe \\server\Share\Windows6.1-KBxxxxxx-v3-x86.msu /quiet /norestart

    • Proposed as answer by brgnewman Tuesday, March 6, 2012 4:46 AM
    Monday, March 5, 2012 10:48 PM
  • the best way to deploy any exe msu is PDQ software. since i discovered it i cant go back to any solution.

    i'v been seraching the web for 4 days till i found it.

    Monday, September 29, 2014 8:35 AM
  • Your solution suggests the link you posted covers converting a .msu to .msi, but it does not...
    Tuesday, October 27, 2015 3:18 PM
  • Use it how?  Where do I put this line?  How do I trigger it?

    Tuesday, October 27, 2015 3:36 PM