Anyone done this before?
I have no clue on how to do this. A usual attempt i did with earlier hotfix(in exe) is not working.
Any expert in this please help. Thanks.
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anyone able to help here???
I tried using custom action by executing the wusa, but no go
anyone succeed with it?
Answered 05/16/2008 by: dinozilla
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Could you explain what you mean by msu/wusa as I've never heard those abbreviations before.
Answered 05/17/2008 by: AngelD
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MSU is Windows Updater file, some sort like MSI, but it is for Windows Vista update, most of stand-alone update content for vista is in msu file. From MS site, WUSA is the file to install MSU in commandline, just like how MSIEXEC is for MSI.

currently we are trying to deploy the MSU fix to our Vista user. Initially we test deploy with SCCM, but there is several scenarios come into concern
1) we try the wusa with quiet mode (avoid interrupt user), but if without /norestart, it will straight away reboot for user, which become annoying.
2) we applied /norestart, but end up the update is installed, but will not update until after reboot.

hence we came into picture whether this can be execute to install with msi, so that at the end, msi can prompt user to reboot. However, merely putting that string
wusa "msu" /quiet /norestart
in deferred system context, and the update is not installed at all, even after reboot.

Hence I am trying to check out here if anyone tried before? whether there is success method out there
Answered 05/17/2008 by: dinozilla
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OK, I know this is a long shot given the dates this was last updated. But has anyone come up with a solution to executing a .msu from within an msi?

Answered 11/03/2008 by: mupdike
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i dont see any reason why this wouldnt work with a deferred CA in system context.

on Vista it will only work during deferred. The UAC enforces the long standing rule of CA that modify the system should be run duing deferred.
Answered 11/03/2008 by: jmcfadyen
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