Software updates to the Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 Advanced Client are not incorporated into the client installation file (Client.msi). These updates, in the form of Microsoft Windows Installer update (.msp) files, have to be applied after the SMS Advanced Client is installed.
If a software update addresses an issue that might occur during installation or shortly after installation, the SMS Advanced Client computer may be left in a non-functional state. To avoid this problem, you can change the command-line options for the SMS Advanced Client program (CCMSetup). After you make these changes, the update will be applied when the SMS Advanced Client is installed.
This article discusses the following tasks:
How to include an update in the initial installation of SMS Advanced Client.
How to install an update to an existing SMS Advanced Client installation.
How to include an update in the initial installation of SMS Advanced Client
Before you install the SMS Advanced Client on new systems, you must install update 906219 for Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1. For more information about this update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
906219 Windows Installer package is not installed when you install the package with the PATCH parameter in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003
After you apply update 906219 for Windows Installer, follow these steps to include one SMS Advanced Client update in the SMS Advanced Client installation.
Open the SMS Administrator Console on the SMS site server.
Expand Site Database (SMS site), expand Site Hierarchy, expand SMS site, expand Site Settings, and then click to select Client installation Methods.
Double-click Client Push Installation.
In the Client Push Installation Properties dialog box, click the Advanced Client tab .
In the Installation properties box, enter the appropriate commmand-line options from the following list:
Client installations from a local folder C:\i386\ccmsetup.exe /useronly PATCH=c:\i386\update1.msp
Client installations from a UNC path \\server\smsclient\i386\ccmsetup.exe SMSSITECODE=AUTO PATCH=\\SERVER\SMSCLIENT\i386\patches\update1.msp
Client installations by using Client Push Installation SMSSITECODE=AUTO PATCH=\\SERVER\SMSCLIENT\i386\patches\update1.msp;\\SERVER\SMSCLIENT\i386\patches\patch2.msp
When you save these command-line changes, all new clients receive the update installation.
How to install an update to an existing SMS Advanced Client installation
NoteThese steps are based on Microsoft Windows XP-based clients. The steps may vary depending on the client operating system.
Use the previous procedure to modify the Client Push Installation command-line options on the SMS site server.
On the SMS Advanced Client computer, click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click System Management.
In the System Management Properties dialog box, click the Components tab, and then click Repair.
For more information on troubleshooting Advanced Client Push Installations see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: