Can I Install or Restore a Patch Now Appearing As Invalidated In Smart Update?

I'm installing a set of new patches. One of them is supposed to replace an older patch which is now marked in Smart Update as "invalidated."

In the event there is a problem with the application after the new patches are installed, I would like to restore the original combination of patches. Is it possible to restore the original patch even though it is now invalidated?


Cause


I'm installing a set of new patches. One of them is supposed to replace an older patch which is now marked in Smart Update as "invalidated."

In the event there is a problem with the application after the new patches are installed, I would like to restore the original combination of patches. Is it possible to restore the original patch even though it is now invalidated?

Solution

If a patch is invalid, that means that there is a problem with it, and we're specifically preventing you from using it. You don't want to install that patch because you'd be introducing errors into your system.

Attempting to install or restore an invalidated patch is thus strongly discouraged, for your own safety.

You should be sure to test the new patches thoroughly in your test environment before putting them into production. Work out any problems with the new patches there. Then when you're ready to put the new patches into production, you can do so with confidence that you won't need to revert to an older, problematic version.