Hi

can anyone suggest some advice on the following scenario...

Deploying updates to Flash, Reader etc on a regular basis

package the full update and deploy?

can you patch the existing installation via sccm? or repackage an msp file?

anyone with any experience in this area?

Thanks

 

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As you mention that you have SCCM you could leverage the Adobe SCUP (System Center Updates Publisher) catalogues for the products you've mentioned to use with SCCM/WSUS.

A quick Google (other search engines are available) for Adobe and SCUP will give you some good links - it seems that each product has its own SCUP, so you'll have to find the ones you want.

Other vendors also provide catalogues for their products, Java being one of them, so a bit of digging may prove to be a big help.

I'm pushing my deployment guy's this way, but at the moment each update is coming down as a new package. Flash Player is straight forward, as it removes all previous during installation.

Adobe Reader and quarterly update .MSP files are not a straight forward as you can't put a quarterly update on top of a previous quarterly update - it involves creating an AIP for the base version and applying the quarterly .MSP to it. To deploy you have to uninstall the previous release and patch and install the newly patched release.

Plently of posts on ITNinja covering that process with links to Adobe - probably from me :)

 

Hope that helps,

Dunnpy

 

 

Answered 12/03/2012 by: dunnpy
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You could also use other products like  solar windows manager, savilk or kace.

Kace.com

http://www.solarwinds.com/patch-manager.aspx

Answered 12/03/2012 by: ms01ak
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We use Altiris for 3rd party patching.

Answered 12/04/2012 by: Timanator
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