hi everyone,

             iam getting littile bit confusion about patching&upgrade.can anyone give me with best example?

thanks.

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Thanks Piyush & Jagadesh..But can we able to add external file or Registry in Patch (MSP) while creating a patch for a msi?

or only we create a patch if any file or registry key is missing in users machine of an application ,so that we can update that particular file Or registry through the patch(MSP)..

 

Can you please give me  the idea about this ..

Answered 08/14/2012 by: RajSam
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  • Yes you can add. Create a new MSI based on the previous one with all the added registries and files and whatever changes you want.
    Take Admin Install of both MSI. Then use the Patch creation tool to create MSP. It will first ask you for previous package, then new package and then will create MSP for you.
    Read MSI.chm before creating it first time to get a better idea.
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What are you patching? Workstations?

We patch our test machines monthly first and verify that nothing is affected. After that we apply the patches to our production machines after they have been tested.

Answered 08/07/2012 by: dugullett
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An application that has been installed using the Microsoft Windows Installer can be upgraded by reinstalling an updated installation package (.msi file), or by applying a Windows Installer patch (an .msp file) to the application.

 

Answered 08/07/2012 by: jagadeish
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  • If you take Adobe Reader as an example

    From Adobe Reader 9.3.2 to 9.3.3 is a patch
    From Adobe Reader 9.3.3 to 10.0 is an upgrade
  • Again it depends on how vendor is releasing the update, Whether they are releasing it as .msp (Patch) or .msi (Windows Installer)...
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If the MSI is huge in size and you just want to update a few small files, then MSP is the best option because then you don't have to uninstall and reinstall the whole application.

Answered 08/08/2012 by: piyushnasa
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Are you using a technology like the K1000 to patch? If so then I recommend checking out the knowledge base and the Kace Kontinuing Education resources available on the Kace website.

Answered 08/07/2012 by: chucksteel
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  • http://www.kace.com/support/resources/kb/article/KACE-Kontinuing-Education-K1000-and-K2000-Recordings Here's this link to the website chucksteel is talking about.
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