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Problem Patching Administrative Install Point

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February 14, 2005 11:29:01 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

I am having a problem patching an admin install point for an Office 2003
deployment. I am working on a Windows 2000 server. The install of office to
the admin point went great. I now want to apply the patches before I deploy
it. I am using the command line - msiexec /p \\server\Group Policy
Software\patches\outlfltr-fullfile-glb.msp /a \\server\Group Policy
Software\std11.msi

Everything I can find indicates that this should be the command line,
however, when I run this it says that I am using incorrect command line
parameters. I have tried running this directly on the server and from a
Windows XP workstation. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.
Anonymous
February 14, 2005 7:44:21 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

it may be you need quotes around items... as it shows in Outlook Express,
the hyperlink to your \\server\group policy ended with the space. I think
you may need to either (a) take out the space in the share or (b) put quotes
around things, so it shows up as:
msiexec /p "\\server\group policy
software\patches\outlfltr-fullfile-glb.msp" /a "\\server\Group Policy
Software\std11.msi"

HTH

Ken

"DS" <DS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F2CE76AB-4DF4-40DB-8DBE-0D41421ACC8C@microsoft.com...
>I am having a problem patching an admin install point for an Office 2003
> deployment. I am working on a Windows 2000 server. The install of office
> to
> the admin point went great. I now want to apply the patches before I
> deploy
> it. I am using the command line - msiexec /p \\server\Group Policy
> Software\patches\outlfltr-fullfile-glb.msp /a \\server\Group Policy
> Software\std11.msi
>
> Everything I can find indicates that this should be the command line,
> however, when I run this it says that I am using incorrect command line
> parameters. I have tried running this directly on the server and from a
> Windows XP workstation. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.
February 14, 2005 7:44:22 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

That was exactly it. Thanks very much, you saved me ripping some hair out.

"Ken B" wrote:

> it may be you need quotes around items... as it shows in Outlook Express,
> the hyperlink to your \\server\group policy ended with the space. I think
> you may need to either (a) take out the space in the share or (b) put quotes
> around things, so it shows up as:
> msiexec /p "\\server\group policy
> software\patches\outlfltr-fullfile-glb.msp" /a "\\server\Group Policy
> Software\std11.msi"
>
> HTH
>
> Ken
>
> "DS" <DS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F2CE76AB-4DF4-40DB-8DBE-0D41421ACC8C@microsoft.com...
> >I am having a problem patching an admin install point for an Office 2003
> > deployment. I am working on a Windows 2000 server. The install of office
> > to
> > the admin point went great. I now want to apply the patches before I
> > deploy
> > it. I am using the command line - msiexec /p \\server\Group Policy
> > Software\patches\outlfltr-fullfile-glb.msp /a \\server\Group Policy
> > Software\std11.msi
> >
> > Everything I can find indicates that this should be the command line,
> > however, when I run this it says that I am using incorrect command line
> > parameters. I have tried running this directly on the server and from a
> > Windows XP workstation. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.
>
>
>
Anonymous
February 15, 2005 2:19:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

Glad I could help! :0 Hair ripping is usually frowned upon--it's usually a
fashion no-no ;-)

Ken


"DS" <DS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0A7C6397-8941-489B-BA38-E8467FA980FF@microsoft.com...
> That was exactly it. Thanks very much, you saved me ripping some hair out.
>
> "Ken B" wrote:
>
>> it may be you need quotes around items... as it shows in Outlook Express,
>> the hyperlink to your \\server\group policy ended with the space. I
>> think
>> you may need to either (a) take out the space in the share or (b) put
>> quotes
>> around things, so it shows up as:
>> msiexec /p "\\server\group policy
>> software\patches\outlfltr-fullfile-glb.msp" /a "\\server\Group Policy
>> Software\std11.msi"
>>
>> HTH
>>
>> Ken
>>
>> "DS" <DS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:F2CE76AB-4DF4-40DB-8DBE-0D41421ACC8C@microsoft.com...
>> >I am having a problem patching an admin install point for an Office 2003
>> > deployment. I am working on a Windows 2000 server. The install of
>> > office
>> > to
>> > the admin point went great. I now want to apply the patches before I
>> > deploy
>> > it. I am using the command line - msiexec /p \\server\Group Policy
>> > Software\patches\outlfltr-fullfile-glb.msp /a \\server\Group Policy
>> > Software\std11.msi
>> >
>> > Everything I can find indicates that this should be the command line,
>> > however, when I run this it says that I am using incorrect command line
>> > parameters. I have tried running this directly on the server and from a
>> > Windows XP workstation. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.
>>
>>
>>
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