Software Deployment Question

Deployment of standalone .msp files

06/17/2013 7244 views

How can I deploy a simple .msp updated that does not require any dependencies?  I tried to use Msiexec /patch name.msp /qn.  I have also used the default install option via managed installs and simply adding the /i /q /n. However I am not seeing it being pushed with success. 

K1000 Version 5.4xxxx

Thank you all for the help thus far.

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  • what is this updating? Do you have the MSI?
  • it is a simply patch update for Lync 2010.
  • simple not simply. sorry.
    • You can click edit and correct your errors.

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According to the following link, it's "/update" instead of "/patch": http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa372024%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

It's also possible that the patch you are trying to push needs admin rights to install.  Test with a non-admin user from the command line to find out.  If it does need admin, you would have to switch to a script and use "run as".

Answered 06/17/2013 by: jknox
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  • Msiexec /patchname.msp /qn. Im sorry I stated it wrong the way I was using it. Msiexec /patch name.msp /qn. where patchname= name of patch or update.
    • Try what jnox said, instead of /patch do /update

      msiexec /update lync.msp /qb-

      the reason i did qb- is so you can see if it kicks off for testing purposes, qn won't allow you to see tha
    • so use
      MSIEXEC /update patch.msp /qn
  • Thank you. I will give it a go and report back the results.

    Yes... worked like a dream thank you.
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