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Deploying Microsoft Updates with Ohotfix

By jdeem ·
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I am running windows XP on all client computers at a large high school and I would like to be able to deploy the Microsoft Updates to each machine instead of having to go around to every one and make the updates. The program ?Ohotfix? seems so be the solution but thus far I cannot make it work. I have followed exactly the documentation provided from Microsoft and listed here at TechRepublic. When I attempt to extract the executable files from Microsoft using the command line, most of them will not extract. Instead I receive a dialog box that lists available switches and the /c and /t switches in the example are not among them. There are a few patches that I can extract however I still cannot seem to obtain the .msp file needed by Ohotfix to apply the update.

Does anyone know how to extract the Microsoft files and obtain the .msp file that Ohotfix needs from the .exe that Microsoft provides?

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Microsoft SUS server

by madroxxx In reply to Deploying Microsoft Updat ...

We use Microsoft SUS server. It works fairly well and is free...

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c8a14a02-0e9a-4e38-9f58-731d2bf22ce1&DisplayLang=en

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no luck

by jdeem In reply to Microsoft SUS server

We use a novell system that does not support active directory. Any ideas?

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by chris.carley In reply to no luck

You can use SUS you will need a win server though. You can also use Zenworks.

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OHotfix for Office Updates

by Christopher Hill In reply to Deploying Microsoft Updat ...

OHotfix is for updates to Microsoft Office only. You can't use it to install updates for Windows. Use SUS or enable Automatic Updates on each computer.

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