Install updates to software via software distribution
I think I know the answer to my question, but does anyone know if you can run updates to software via software distribution?
My problem: I am trying to run a rollup for CRM. The software installs just fine, but keeps trying to run because it does detect it's been installed because it's an update.
I don't really want to do a scripted install of the update as it's a ton of work to check to see if it's install per OS and everything.
Any one know how to get it to run only if it's not already installed via software distribution?
Create a custom inventory rule based on the new minor version in the registry. Look for something in HKLM\Software\[Manufacturer|Product Name] or HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\[Manufacturer|Product Name].
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Often you can create a custom inventory rule for patches and updates based on the new minor version in the software registry key. Look for something in HKLM\Software\[Manufacturer|Product Name] or HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\[Manufacturer|Product Name].
For instance, my testbed has a key for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer, which includes a Build value of 98112, and several version identifiers signifying 9.0.8112.16421. You can use custom inventory rules to work with registry keys and look for exact values, or values in a certain range.