I'm ready with a Office 2003 Package (mst created with the help of MS Resource Kit).
I used WiseScript Editor to create a Install.exe which perform some preinstall tasks and I've chanined the Office 2003 MSI/MST combo with it.
This package works fine and is pilot tested through SMS for mass deployment.
However, now I need to update this package by adding few Office security updates (word, excel, outlook) and Offoce 2003 SP3.

I am not clear as to whether I should chain the patches using WiseScript Editor.
Do I need to keep the individual .msp separate from the main package? Or how can I include it in the main package?

Is it a good idea to run the patches after installation of the main package?

Thanks for your suggestions on best possible methods to achieve this.
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I believe you can use the PATCH parameter to apply an MSP file when you install using msiexec -i

Check out the link below.
Answered 05/21/2008 by: MicrosoftBob
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Is it a good idea to run the patches after installation of the main package?
I have no idea how I missed this one...

I'd say the most common method in use is where Office (of any flavour) is installed from an admin install point. Thus, any patches would be applied there.
Answered 05/22/2008 by: VBScab
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