It sounds like you are on the right track with researching how to deploy your custom patch. If you are looking at using the custom action feature to install the file, I would highly recommend reviewing this video that outlines how to setup a custom action to install a patch/application. The thing you would have to verify is the silent switches the patch uses.
Shavlik User Community: Custom Action - How to perform a custom action complete tutorial : http://community.shavlik.com/docs/DOC-23447
Here is a microsoft article that outlines their silent switches. These should work, but you would need to verify this since it would be a custom action:
Thx for the answer. I tried the method as seen in the turorial. Well explained by the way.
It did not work as I thought, so i tried to keep only a step in the "custom actions". When i Try to do the "push" (in the custom actions) of the .msu file on the client server. It seems that the file does not copy to the client.
Do you have any idea why the file is not found on the client ? I didn't find error message in the event viewer.
Make sure the file's path is correct for the push command. I would recommend using the browse button to navigate to your msu file and select it to ensure it's got the right path. Also make sure the file is on a local drive, not a mapped network drive as files can't be reached to copy if they're on a network drive.
The next thing to verify is that you are checking for the file on the target machine in the right path. When files copy in a custom action they go to the target machine under C:\Windows\ProPatches\Install. So even though it's a patch file, since it's a custom action, it will go to C:\Windows\ProPatches\Install. If you're still running into issues getting the file to copy, I would suggest opening a ticket with us in Support and submitting a set of logs from trying to do the custom action deployment so we can get a better idea of what might be happening.
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Thx Nick. It seems to work fine now.
We can use this method to deploy a few patches now and save much time.