Is there an easy way to deploy Microsoft Hotfixes (my example: KB2550978) with Patchmanager?
Hotfixes doesn't exist in WSUS so I have to create a custom package on every hotfix (like described under Specific Instructions for Deploying Microsoft Hotfix?, here Re: New Microsoft Standalone Package in Windows 7/2008 - when will there be support? and here Windows Hotfix .msu
At the last one Lawrence described how to use dism for that.
- Use with the dism-Command Line: Which Executable should be that one to deploy as "package"?
- on all solutions I have to define the correct rule sets:
* at my example: Prerequisite Rule --> Windows version equal to 6.1.7601 Server (applicable only to Server 2008 R2 with SP1)
* How I could determine using a rule if a Hotfix is already installed or not?
Is there an easy way to deploy Microsoft Hotfixes
No there isn't. What you've found is what there is.
For assistance with building packages, I recommend viewing these two webcasts from last year:
For assistance using DISM, this should get you started: