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How To: Install patches and service packs without user interaction

Summary

Instructions provided describe how to install patches and service packs without user interaction.

Procedure

The procedure is different for .EXE or .MSP file types.

  • For files with the .EXE extension:

    Use the /s option at the command line to run the patch executable with no user interaction required. This also removes the blue background which occurs during normal patch processing.

    Use the command line as follows:

    Code:
    nameofpatch.exe /s

  • For files with the .MSP extension:

    Use the /p option at the command line to run the patch. This will give a progress indicator only, and no user interaction will be required.

    Alternatively, you can use /qn for no user interaction or progress information.

    Use the command line as follows:

    Code:
    msiexec.exe /p <location of patch\patchname.msp> /qb