How to deploy a patch using a startup script via GPO

  If we are going to deploy a patch using a startup script we want a script that will only install the patch if the patch is not already installed. In this walkthrough we are going to determine if the patch is already installed by having the script evaluate the following reg key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Patches\(COMPRESSED GUID)…

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How to convert an Office GUID, or Office patch GUID to a compressed GUID.

  The following steps are taken to convert an Office GUID to its compressed counterpart: Here is the uncompressed GUID for Office 2003 Professional. {90110409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9} Here is compressed GUID for Office 2003 Professional. 9040110900063D11C8EF10054038389C Here are the steps demonstrating how to convert the uncompressed GUID to a compressed GUID. To convert this Office 2003 uncompressed…

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