No one with an answer?
The only immediate option that will work is to use VSE 8.7 repost package that included Patch 2. You could then apply the latest patch afterwards, but that's an additional update to push.
With patch 3 and later the package no longer includes DATs, and you're forced to do an update.
There is meant to be a way around that, in using installation designer but that method isn't working at the moment - should be fixed in the repost that includes patch 5, next year.