2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 15, 2018 2:05 PM by Keschnei42

    Are Patches executed from elevated command prompt?

    Keschnei42 Rookie

      The event logs clearly show the command line execution of patches, but are they being executed from an elevated command prompt?

       

      Reason we are asking is because several of the Exchange Security patches note install failures if this is not done:

      "When you try to manually install this security update in "normal mode" (not running the update as an administrator) by double-clicking the update file (.msp), some files are not correctly updated. When this issue occurs, you do not receive an error message or any indication that the security update is not correctly installed. Also, Outlook Web Access (OWA) and the Exchange Control Panel (ECP) may stop working. This issue occurs on servers that are using user account control (UAC). The issue occurs because the security update does not correctly stop certain Exchange-related services. To avoid this issue, run the security update from an elevated command prompt. For more information about how to open an elevated command prompt, visit the following Microsoft webpage: Start a Command Prompt as an Administrator"

       

      -Keith

        • 1. Re: Are Patches executed from elevated command prompt?
          brian.taylor.support SupportEmployee

          Hi Keith,

           

          Thanks for posting your question here.  Deployments are executed by the local System account, so everything is always executed with elevated permissions.  Do the patches in question show as successfully installed in your Deployment Tracker?  Basically, I want to verify they were installed through a Patch for Windows Servers deployment.  If so, they were definitely executed with elevated privileges during that deployment.

           

          Thanks,

          Brian

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          • 2. Re: Are Patches executed from elevated command prompt?
            Keschnei42 Rookie

            Thanks, that all I needed to know.  The patches show successfully installed in logs, it's just the language in the Microsoft KB about "When this issue occurs, you do not receive an error message or any indication that the security update is not correctly installed" that is very scary as an Admin so we wanted to double-check.

             

            -Keith