Deploying Windows Update (.msu) with SCCM

Deploying Windows Update (.msu) with SCCM

I was recently packaging up an application for SCCM and one of the pre-requisites of this application was that a Windows Update (.msu) had to be installed.

In order to package up this Windows Update and deploy it as an application I did the following:

  • To silently install the update I ran the following command within the application deployment –wusa.exe KBxxxxxx.msu /quiet /norestart
  • In the detection method tab, set the option to “Use a custom script to detect the presence of this deployment type” and select Edit
  • Change the script so that it is set to Powershell and enter in the following command –
    get-hotfix | Where-Object {$_.HotFixID -match “KBxxxxxx”}
The deployment ran fine after that.  If you have any execution errors from the script you can change the PowerShell Execution Policy to bypass on the SCCM agent client settings. 
Check out my blog post on setting the PowerShell Execution Policy for all SCCM agents – http://www.techielass.com/2015/03/powershell-execution-settings-sccm-agent.html
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