JSI Tip 8484. How do I use a batch file to silently install multiple GDI+ security updates?


Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 885885 contains the following summary and introduction:

SUMMARY

This article describes how to use a batch file to silently install multiple GDI+ security updates for Microsoft Office programs to your computer with minimal required restarts.

INTRODUCTION

Administrators may want to install all required the GDI+ security updates in one batch process. Because some of the GDI+ security updates for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1), for Microsoft Windows XP, for Microsoft Office XP, for Microsoft Visio 2002, for Microsoft Office 2003, and other Microsoft products are designed and packaged so that they have different installation properties, you can create and use a batch file to apply many updates at the same time to efficiently install multiple updates.

This article contains two sample batch files that can be easily modified with the correct path information so that multiple security updates can be installed without user intervention and without requiring a restart. The sample batch files that are included in this article are provided as examples only. The sample batch files are not intended to be examples for every possible combination of the GDI+ security updates that an administrator may want to install in one batch process. Each corporate environment will require specific batch files to update the Microsoft products that have been deployed for various desktop configurations. The software configurations that are included in this article cover an array of newer and older products that could be deployed in the corporate workplace today.

Note Batch file 1 is designed to update Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 on computers that are running the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system.

Important The information in this article is intended for IT professionals that are familiar with creating and using batch files. Although the information in this article is valid and provides IT professionals with one method to install multiple GDI+ security updates, it is not the recommended method for installing multiple GDI+ security updates. We recommend that you use the MS04-028 Enterprise Update Scanning Tool to scan computers for the required MS04-028 security updates and to apply any missing updates from a local area network (LAN) share.

For additional information about the MS04-024 Enterprise Update Scanning Tool, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

886988 How to obtain and use the MS04-028 Enterprise Update Scanning Tool in environments that do not use Systems Management Server

885920 885920 How to obtain and use the MS04-028 Enterprise Update Scanning Tool in environments that use Systems Management Server 2003 and Systems Management Server 2.0



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