Distribute Software Updates

Software updates are distributed as Microsoft .msp files. You can deploy these updates with the Attachmate 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 Attachmate Patch utility

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

    The Attachmate Patch utility opens.

  2. Follow the instructions provided by the utility.

    For detailed instructions on upgrading your Attachmate products, refer to the Attachmate 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 workstation (for example, after applying patch to admin):

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