Is there a way to install the .update package automatically via command line / powershell?

The way that I know is to install it via /sitecore/admin/UpdateInstallationWizard.aspx. I'm looking for a way so that no manual interaction is necessary in order to update our servers since we have quite a few of them.

Note: Due to security concerns we are not allowed to use SPE.

  • You can use C# code as well, the code can be gleaned from Sitecore.Update.dll and also updateinstallationwizard.aspx. For command line I believe there was a option available with Sitecore Courier
    – Abhay Dhar
    Aug 18, 2020 at 16:37

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Using the below PowerShell command you can install update packages, Sitecore packages, courier package:

Install-UpdatePackage [-Path] [[-RollbackPackagePath] ] -UpgradeAction <Preview | Upgrade> -InstallMode <Install | Update>

Reference: https://doc.sitecorepowershell.com/appendix/packaging/install-updatepackage

  • Thanks for your answer. Unfortunately we are not allowed to use the SPE due to security concerns of the customer. Is there a way without SPE?
    – user1129
    Aug 20, 2020 at 8:21
  • C# .exe with code taken from Sitecore Courier(Install Update packages)
    – Abhay Dhar
    Aug 20, 2020 at 9:01

TDS Package deployer auto deploys update packages.



  • Not supported for Sitecore 10.
    – Justin
    Feb 8, 2023 at 15:43

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