Install Server and Portal Patches with PowerShell DSC

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01-21-2020 12:37 PM
KrystalPhaneuf2
Occasional Contributor

I'm trying to figure out how to have patches installed when running the PowerShell DSC for an enterprise upgrade from 10.6.1 to 10.7.1.  In the github Wiki I see "PatchesDir" in the variables page but all it says is optional.  I'm wondering if this directory is where I need to download the patches to be installed or where the patches will be installed to.  Would this be the same as "InstallDir"?  What filepath are patches usually installed to?

Variables reference page for JSON configuration files · Esri/arcgis-powershell-dsc Wiki · GitHub 

Cameron Kroeker are you able to assist?  Thanks!

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CameronKroeker
Esri Contributor

Just to confirm the recommended/supported workflow for applying patches after an upgrade, is to re-run the PowerShell module with -mode install. This is so that the upgrade can be verified and a backup/snapshot can be made prior to applying patches.

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KrystalPhaneuf2
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Yes, this is the workflow that worked for us in our last upgrade.

jsthusker
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Adding a question to this topic.  When the config file asks for a Dir it is just the folder structure but when it asks for a Path that includes the actual file name and extension as well correct?

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