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Custom Update vs. Silent EXE Installer

Topics: Publishing Issue
Apr 11, 2014 at 7:47 PM
Hello all! I have successfully setup and implemented WSUS Package Publisher, it is quite nice and I wonder why I haven't deployed this product before.

I do have a question regarding best practice. Currently I have my applications packaged as a silent exe installer (created with 7-zip) which installs the application but then performs quite a few additional steps such as creating/deleting files, registry keys, etc.

So my questions is this, is there any benefit to creating a custom update in WSUS Package Publisher or can I just continue to use the silent exe installers and import as a regular update?

May 8, 2014 at 10:36 AM
Hello, If the silent Exe installer fits your needs, use it. Custom update have been created to fill the gap between classic installer and Wsus admin needs.
Marked as answer by DCourtel on 5/8/2014 at 2:36 AM