Re: Silent install of security patch

From: Karl Levinson [x y] mvp (
Date: 12/27/02

From: "Karl Levinson [x y] mvp" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2002 13:06:40 -0500

"Qaisar" <> wrote in message
> I am trying to install a security patch
> q329414_mdacall_x86.exe in silent mode using the switch "-
> q -r:n" but it still prompts three dialog boxes. Any idea.

Those switches vary from Q patch to Q patch [THANKS MICROSOFT!]

You could try running q329414_mdacall_x86.exe /? to see what the
available switches are. If the advertised switches there don't work, I
would complain loud and hard to everyone at Microsoft who will listen, since
this stuff has been going on for at least a year.

You could also try reading the documentation for that patch at or on the patch download page. The actual
switches used for a given patch is eventually added to at least one of these
locations, though not always.

I still haven't heard anyone from Microsoft explain why this is happening.
Frankly I have given up trying to keep track of which patch requires which

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