Hi,

I'm trying to figure out how to deploy updates for packages.
For example, I have an application called FOOBAR and it's being installed to the correct users by microsoft group policy..

Now 2 moths later, a nice patch comes out, and all that needs to be done is overwriting the executable and a dll.

Now the way I tryed it is that I made an msi for these 2 files that installs itself in that same directory as where foobar was allready installed, throw it in GPO as an update for the original FOOBAR and tell it to overwrite the original install and not deinstall the original.

Works perfectly on everyone that allready had the application, but on a new user all that will be installed is the update, and the original installation that contains all other stuff is NOT installed!
How am I suposed to do this?
COuld somebody please enlighten me on this? I'm running into walls here from frustration....[:@]
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I would try to create a new full installation msi with the updated files. Then make this new package upgrade any old installations if it finds them on the machine.

That way you have a fresh installation that will work for users that do not have the previous version, as well as an installation that will upgrade the older version.

Wise TechInfo Newsletter on this: http://www.wise.com/techinfo/techinfo_tip_dec02patches.asp?bhcp=1
Answered 10/11/2004 by: Garrett
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this is possible for a simple upgrade of a few files,
but with a complex update this can be really tough...
Is there not a way to 'really' patch allready installed packages?
And as far as I know there's no way to set the order in with things are installed..
That would be tha bomb if that was possible....
Answered 10/12/2004 by: possamai
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