Hi there,

I have a question about slipstreaming patches into an installation point of Office 2003. I have successfully deployed a silent install Office 2003 using group policy. I have now applied a few patches to this installation (Outlook 2003 junkmail filter).

How do these slipstream patches work. Will all clients installed with the previous installation from the admin point be updated? Will i need to remove Office and install it again to get the new patches from the slipstream installation?

Hope this makes a bit of sense to you all.

Thanks for your help


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I would recommend using WSUS for office patching and avoid the administrative installation situation.

However, if you want to do it, here are some basic steps

1. Make sure you installed Office 2003 to your share using /a option
2. download the msp files and extract them
3. Apply them in the proper order to the appropriate msi using
msiexec.exe /p [path\name of update MSP file]/a
[path\name of MSI file] /qb /lv* [path\name of log file]
4. apply to clients (I don't use Group policy so i don't know syntax)

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Answered 11/07/2006 by: Rhys
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I think i'll go with using group policy to initially deploy then use WSUS to deploy the patches. WSUS is much simpler to deliver patches than trying to slipstream patches. Not sure why i never thought of it before as i have setup and used WSUS in another job!
Answered 11/08/2006 by: fox1977
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