18.104.22.168 Installing Multiple Hotfixes
When a large number of hotfixes have been released, especially critical security updates, you might find it
inconvenient to install multiple hotfixes at each computer in the network, especially when a reboot is
required after each installation. You can use Qchain.exe or a batch file to simplify this process and install
several hotfixes at once.
• The Qchain.exe utility configures the computer after you install several hotfixes so that a single reboot
can correctly install all the hotfixes. You can obtain Qchain.exe from the
Web site by searching for Knowledge Base article #Q296861. To use Qchain.exe, first run the .exe file
for each hotfix. Then use the
option to prevent the hotfix from rebooting the computer after
• You can combine several hotfixes and the Qchain.exe program, if necessary, into a batch file to install
multiple hotfixes in a single operation. Use the
option with each hotfix .exe file to suppress its output,
along with the
option to prevent rebooting. If Qchain.exe is required, include it as the last command
in the batch file.