I've been deploying software via assigned and published group policy. I haven't yet deployed a virus patch. Anyone had luck with this? I only have Windows LE to create the MSI. I don't believe the LE version lets you reboot after it's installed. I'm curious how everyone else installs their security patches.

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I think this will depend on few things. What virus software are you trying to update. Is the patch a batch file?

Most virus software updates are handled by the actually software itself.....like LiveUpdate. Normally with Liveupdate, You would point Liveupdate at a server and allow it to process the updates it finds.

If this is a patch in the form of a batch file then perhaps you could rebuild it in Wisescript and then compile the script as a custom action in a msi and deploy the msi via GPO. If the patch changes files or replaces files, then I would certainly "wrap" it as an msi and deploy it workstation assigned to use elevated rights.
Answered 03/15/2004 by: MSIMaker
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