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    GPO Deployment

    I am trying to update all my workstations to SP3 of corel wordperfect 12. I would like to deploy the service pack through gpo to all the workstations. The issue however is that the sp is in an .msp format instead of .msi and it will not allow me to. Does anyone know of way to do accomplish this? I do not want to install this manually on each machine.

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    Re: GPO Deployment

    Run it as a startup script?

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    Re: GPO Deployment

    Have you tried to create an MSI using Wininstall LE or other?

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    Re: GPO Deployment

    If the service pack is an MSP, then the original install must be an MSI. In theory you can deploy as follows.

    1 - Using the original installer, create an admin install point by usinging 'setup /a' command line
    2 - Apply the MSP (patch) to the admin install point (in a similar way to this)
    3 - Now deploy the MSI to workstations.

    Note that I say 'in theory'. Test this thoroughly on both a clean workstation and a workstation with the software already installed to see what happens.

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    Re: GPO Deployment

    I might be misunderstanding what you're suggesting but the key thing to do is to make a completely new install folder (not sure if that's what point 1 means)

    What I've found happen is that you will need to redeploy the whole application from that newly patched install. If you just update the existing install and if, for any reason, machines get missed and try to use the updated MSI they will fail - the MSI now doesn't match the original and you'll get the "insert disc" type messages.

    I would probably put it in a machine startup script which will just run:

    msiexec /quiet /update \\server\share\mspfile.msp

    - surround that with checks to make sure that you don't run it twice. For example:

    if exist c:\windows\corel12.sp3 goto end
    msiexec /quiet /update \\server\share\mspfile.msp
    echo done > c:\windows\corel12.sp3
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    Re: GPO Deployment

    Quote Originally Posted by srochford
    I might be misunderstanding what you're suggesting but the key thing to do is to make a completely new install folder (not sure if that's what point 1 means)
    Yes, that's what I meant.

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