Deploying multiple patches

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by Larry Lau, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. Larry Lau

    Larry Lau Guest

    Hi all,

    If more than 1 patch (say 30) is required to deploy to a client (XP SP1),
    will the client download all the patches in a single time and then do the
    installation and reboot once? Or the client would download a patch, install
    a patch, reboot and repeat the process until all patches are installed?

    In addition, if one patch superseds another patch, how will the client
    behave? Install the superseding patch and ignore the superseded? Or Install
    the superseded patch and then install the superseding patch?

    Larry Lau, Jul 20, 2006
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  2. The client will download all of the patches that it can identify as
    'Needed'. It will install them according to the classification of the patch.
    See the article at
    Why doesn't my system install all updates at scheduled installation?
    for details on this process.

    Also, for a specific logfile of what an XP SP1 client will do to upgrade to
    XP SP2, see this article:
    How long does it take to fully update a Windows XP SP1 system?
    The client will only download and install the /latest/ update made

    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MVP-Software Distribution
    Everything you need for WSUS is at
    And, everything else is at
    Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\), Jul 20, 2006
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  3. Larry Lau

    Larry Lau Guest

    Thx, Lawrence.

    The information is very helpful.

    Larry Lau, Jul 21, 2006
  4. Larry Lau

    Hank Arnold Guest

    I've found that if it's a fresh install of XP, there often will be
    multiple installs & reboots. Some updates are only identified as
    "needed" when another update is installed.

    In general, though, there is only one install and, if necessary, reboot....

    I've found WSUS to be excellent in handling the order of and need for
    updates. It's really "Start it and let 'er rip".....

    Hank Arnold
    Hank Arnold, Jul 21, 2006
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