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I deploy packages with MSP files all the time. Notably is the Adobe Reader series. I had to create my own packages for Adobe Reader 8 and they worked just fine as packages with .MSP content. I have never gotten .BAT/,CMD files to work, if I need something custom, I usually ask our resident C++ programmer to whip up an .EXE file. Had to do that for doing an Obsolete Java vulnerability a while back.
I am currently running the RC2 1.80.778.0
So went back to revisit this again and it looks like that Patch Manager is only saying the .msp for 10.1.4 is only applicable if the client has 10.0.0 installed. However, the .msp for 10.1.4 can be applied manually to any version from 10.0.0 - 10.1.3.
The pre-req rule only has x32 or x64 system, and because it's an .msp file Patch Manager won't allow for any of the normal applicability or installed rules.
As it now stands for my machines, if the client has 10.0.0, Patch Manager reports the .msp is applicable. (expected behavior)
If the client has 10.1.4, Patch Manager reports the .msp is already installed. (expected behavior)
For all other clients, the Patch Manager reports not applicable. (unexpected behavior)
Does anyone have any luck deploying .msp files with Patch Manager? Basically, how to get the applicability and installed rules to apply correctly.
Support says that .msp files are their own animal and to post the question here.