Distribute Software Updates

Software updates are distributed as Microsoft .msp files. You can deploy these updates with the Micro Focus Patch utility included with your distribution. Patch log files are saved in the user's Windows temporary folder(%tmp%) with a generated name, using the form atmpatchxxxxxx.log.

To distribute updates with the Micro Focus Patch utility

  1. From the distribution image, double-click the self-extracting executable update file.

    The Micro Focus Patch utility opens.

  2. Follow the instructions provided by the utility.

    For detailed instructions on upgrading your Micro Focus products, refer to the Micro Focus Patch Utility Help.

To distribute updates from the command line

  • To Install to a (clean) workstation and apply a patch:

    msiexec / i < path _to_original .msi> PATCH=< path_to_patch .msp> /qb

  • To apply a patch to an administrative installation:

    msiexec /p < path_to_patch .msp> /a < path_to_admin .msi> /qb

  • To reinstall to a workstation (for example, after applying patch to admin):

    msiexec /i <path_to_admin.msi> REINSTALLMODE=vomus REINSTALL=ALL /qb