[wpkg-users] Chaining Hotfixes ? Is it possible?

Jared Ring jared at little-miracles.org
Thu Sep 14 05:59:17 CEST 2006


Been reading about unattended, looks great for heterogeneous 
environments. And may even look at that in the future. but right now are 
hardware is so similar that g4u + sysprep and a few driver files works fine.

autopatcher is great and i use it to take xpsp2 upto whatever i ahve 
(currently Aug2006) but now i'm concerned with what happens _after_. 
Sep2006 has 3 updates, 2 required a reboot.

My problem isnt in getting the initial machines deployed, but 
maintaining them with future patches.

Thanks for your advice re: unattended, it looks to be another tool to 
play with.

Adam Peart wrote:
> Jared Ring wrote:
>> I've been looking through the wiki and searching the mailling list and 
>> couldnt find an answer to this particular scenario.
>> Modern MS hotfixes can be chained (like the old qchain tool) 
>> automatically. What would be the best way to get this sort of behaviour 
>> out of wpkg?
>> Its my understanding that if I were to create a package for each hotfix 
>> and check the errorcode and set reboot=true if needed this woudl cause a 
>> reboot for each hotfix. Which could result in multiple reboots on the 
>> client unnecessarily. Is that correct in my understanding?
> Almost all of the patches can be rebooted once after all the hotfixes 
> are installed, except for ones that depend on a bigger updated being 
> installed first.  Foe example SP2 for XP or SP4 for 2k has to be 
> installed, then rebooted for any hotfixes relying on those versions to 
> work, otherwise you'll get errors saying SP2 hasn't been detected, pleas 
> install first.
>> Another alternative was to create one package for all hotfixes, ie, 
>> package-id="Hotfixes-200609" for this months patch batch and set that to 
>> reboot on completion.
>> What are other wpkg users doing? I'm getting ready to use wpkg in our 
>> windows desktop/bsd server environment and am really looking forward to 
>> the end of sneakernet patch/software installation :)
> I was using the Unatteded package to install Windows updates, till I 
> found out about Autopatcher.  Now I use Unattended to pre-install witch 
> version of Windows I want installed, Autopatcher for the Windows 
> updates, then WPKG to install all the apps.


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