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In a Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 environment, you use PatchInstall to install custom updates on some SMS clients. The custom updates are of the Microsoft Update Standalone Package file type. However, the installation of these updates does not start on the SMS clients.
This problem occurs because the Patch Installation Agent (PatchInstall) on SMS clients only supports updates that are available in the following file types:
To resolve this problem, deploy this hotfix to all SMS clients that are running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
Download informationThe following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the R2MSUSupportEN.exe package now.
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For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/ )How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
PrerequisitesTo apply this hotfix, you must make sure that the management server is running Systems Management Server 2003 Service Pack 3.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any previously released hotfixes.
Hotfix installation instructionsTo apply this hotfix, follow these steps:
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about hotfix 953592, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
953592For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/953592/ )You cannot author or publish software updates of .msu file type by using the Custom Updates Publishing Tool that is available in Systems Management Server 2003 R2
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates