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MS12-043 MSFIXIT 50908 Fails to Install via Altiris NS6

Created: 12 Jul 2012 | 3 comments

Anyone else having issues with the recently released MS12-043 MicrosoftFixit50908?  I'm pushing this patch via Altiris NS 6.1 and it's failling on our workstations.

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AmolSontakke's picture

This might be issue with commandlines not generated properly for MSI updates in PMS 6.2

Please follow below steps for the same.

To do this make the following changes:

1. Edit the Run with Rights to ensure the user is logged on for Patch Management Solution 6.2:

◦Go to the Console > Tasks tab > Software Management > Patch Management > Software Update Task > Microsoft

◦Open the Software Update Task that has been created for this bulletin

◦Click the Advance tab in the right pane and locate Command Line

■Click on the Command Line Link

■Go to the Command-line options:

■ Command-line Option Dialog box appears, “Altiris Recommended“  option is by default selected.

■Click "Apply", "Ok"

■ then it will shows “msiexec /i filename.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn“ in Command Line.

After doing this modification update is installing properly on respective setups. Please find attached image for PMS6.2 before and after modification(CommandLine PMS 6.2.JPG)

We have done this for other MSI updates as well(

CommandLine PMS 6.2_0.JPG
Kada's picture

We have the same problem. Command line is there. According Microsoft the MicrosoftFixit50908 is not part of MS12-043. I have checked Pat man 7.1 and in MS12-043 there is not MicrosoftFixit50908. Can you please check it?

AmolSontakke's picture

As per the FAQ section of MS12-043 bulletin, Microsoft has released Fix it solution for Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0.  This is the reason; it is added in MS12-043 bulletin (


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Related to This Security Update

Where are the updates for Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0? 
The security updates for Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0 are unavailable at this time. Microsoft will issue the updates when testing is complete, in order to ensure a high degree of quality for their release. In the meantime, customers running Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0 are encouraged to apply the automated Microsoft Fix it solution that blocks the attack vector for this vulnerability. See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2722479 for instructions on applying the Fix it solution. We recommend that administrators review the KB article closely prior to deploying this Fix it solution.


Yes, Recommended commandline is not generated for .MSI updates in PMS6.x, for this please follow above steps to create proper command line for same.