MSI is a Windows Installer package. It contains all of the components necessary to install a particular software package along with a machine-readable description of how the package should be installed.

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After MSI install, \Windows\Installer DB file name changes

I've been scratching my head about this one, and have googled around for answers, but didn't find anything interesting - I am sure it's probably a matter of my search terms at this point, but I hope ...
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Feature 'SpellingFiles_ESN' does not exist

I'm getting lots of MsiInstaller warnings posted in my event logs for the following error - Detection of product '{00000409-78E1-11D2-B60F-006097C998E7}', feature 'SpellingFiles_ESN', component ...
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Unable to launch MSI installers off NFS share

I have a Linux server where I've configured a read only NFS share. The client I'm currently working on is a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine that has the NFS features installed. I'm able to open and ...
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“The processing of Group Policy failed” while doing gpupdate

I'm trying to install MSI package from a Windows Server 2008 as a GPO in a computer-wide scope. When I log in to a Windows 7 client workstation and run: gpupdate /force I get the following error ...
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Silently uninstall using msiexec without closing explorer.exe

I am trying to use the msi uninstaller to uninstall inventor 2011 but doing it silently causes explorer to close and not restart. I have a VB script from Autodesk that will work however it is not ...
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Installing software as an Update

My company uses SCCM 2007 and Windows 7. I have a rather complicated application deployment that I need to do. To make a long story short, I have to automatically install this while no users are ...
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Roll back suspended .MSI install from command-line

We deployed a Java installer to a large number of machines, and it froze up on about half of them. Now, subsequent deployments are failing because of the following message: User 'SYSTEM' has ...
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Manually updating software, installed via GPO, results in two versions installed

Notebook received a software package version 1 via GPO from a network share. Then v2 of the same application was installed manually on that computer. Installer removed old v1. Several days later, ...
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How to allow program updates without prompting UAC?

We have about 15-20 users who have this software installed. We have UAC enabled through GPO as you should, which means the software prompts for admin approval if a standard user trys to install it. ...
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Deploy MSI via gpo for computers, but install after users log in

Is there a way to deploy msi via gpo for computers, but the installation should occur after users log in? The installation should be delayed. The reason is that when installing msi after computer ...
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How to get an application's GUID

How can I get an application's GUID from an MSI file without installing it and searching for it in the registry? Is the GUID located in the MSI's properties? Or, can I retrieve it using Orca?
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Java group policy install succeeds but not fully installing

I am attempting to deploy java over group policy and am running into a few issues. Sometimes when the msi installs, the installer reports that it succeeded in the event viewer, but when I go to the ...
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How to deploy a msi with two command line switch values to different groups

I have an Application created in sccm with an MSI deployment type. As part of the deployment type properties under Programs => Installation Program and Uninstall Program I can specify the msi command ...
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How to cause workstations on network to install msi package?

I have remote access to a Windows Small Business Server 2008 machine. There are about 5 workstations connected to this network. How can I make every workstation install an .msi package without ...
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Web Deploy 3.0 Installation Fails

I am having difficulty installing Microsoft Web Deploy 3.0 to a Windows Server 2008 R2 box. I have tried installing with both the Web Platform Installer and the MSI package but installation fails ...
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I deployed Flash Player via a Software Installation policy. How to upgrade?

I have a Windows Server 2008 machine as my DC. Earlier this year I created a Software Installation GPO to deploy Adobe Flash Player plugin MSI. I assigned the policy to the computers, about half run ...
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Group Policy Software Installation

Is there a way when making a group policy object to install an MSI that you can have this install run as administrator on the computers? Trying to run a fix that needs to be run as administrator to ...
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MSI-file works fine when run locally, but not when pushed from group policy

The MSI are to install a small program and an Outlook add-in. Both are installed correctly when the MSI is run locally, but when I install it with group policys from AD the program is installed but ...
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MSI Arguments for installation

Does anyone know where to find various arguments for msi's, such as installing/running as administrator, or restart after installation. I am trying to push out an msi update through group policy, ...
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On Windows how can I prevent login until a software package has been installed?

I have an MSI which is configured for machine level installation because it is a device driver. I can deploy it via Active Directory and Group Policy just fine. However on a newly booted machine a ...
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deploy msi via gpo to specific computers only

Basically my question is do i group computers in security groups then add that group to the policy's security filtering? For some reason i've always though of security groups as appling only to ...
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How can I get the installation log of an MSI which is being deployed via a group policy?

I have an MSI for a driver which I want to deploy via a group policy. I have a problem with it deploying on 64bit machines and want to log what is happening. The installation works fine as an ...
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excecute batch command over MSI Package

I have a huge network of PCs that are all in a same domain (active directory). I want to enable WMI service and relative port, then set the domain's administrator credentials to WMI credentials over ...
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GPO Link Disabled, will Software gets uninstalled?

I have been pushing installation of a software via GPO. If the software has been installed on all workstations needing it, will disabling the GPO link (or deleting the link outright) cause the ...
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How can I run msi file on Windows Server 2008? [closed]

When I run an *.msi file on Windows Server 2008? I keep getting this error.
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What is the preferred way to distribute a small update to software?

If a product simply requires a replacement of the .EXE file, what would be the expected way to deliver this update to multiple workstations in a large enterprise? Is an .MSP file preferred? Or ...
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rpm -ql package_name equivalent for Windows MSI?

Is there such a utility or capability an MSI? Perhaps msiexec? rpm -ql provides the list of all the files installed by a given package. I'd like to get the same info from a Windows system.
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Retrieving public properties from an MSI file

Is there a tool or mechanism for retrieving the available public properties from a Windows MSI file? Some vendors that supply MSI files don't document these themselves, so I'm curious to see if there ...
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How do I automate the removal of Etrust Antivirus?

What's the easiest way to remove Etrust antivirus en masse? Background: I'm installing AVG on each of the clients and need to remove Etrust antivirus. I'm looking for a way to automate it. We have ...
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What happens when you uninstall a per-user installation?

What happens if an MSI installation is set to install as per-user, and 3 different users log on and each install the app? Will Windows Installer recognise that the same MSI has already been installed ...
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GPO uninstalled program instead of installing it

We have a couple computers that are having issues wherein every time they reboot, instead of installing a software by GPO, it instead removes it. The software works fine on most, but some of our newer ...
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How to uninstall previous version and install new version on multiple remote PCs

I have msi for TFS controls. When I release a new version of the controls, I want remotely to uninstall the old version and install the new one for all the computers in the department. How can I do ...
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Do enterprises expect MSIs to uninstall previous product version?

I am about to give deliver an upgrade to a product in the form of an MSI to an enterprise. I believe they deploy this to various workstations via GPO. What is the likely sequence of events in ...
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Puppet upgrade msi on windows

I'm running puppet on windows and I want to upgrade a package (java) I installed using an msi. I installed the package using package { 'java': ensure => installed, provider => 'msi', ...
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Multiple installers attached to a single GPO?

Can more than one installer (msi, mst) be linked to a GPO to deploy multiple packages at once?
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Determine the name of a feature in an MSI to install from the command line

I am trying to install an application (SalesLogix 7.2 Admin Tools and Servers) from an MSI package, but only want to install a particular feature. How can I determine the feature name so I can try ...
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Deploying .msi application through GPO doesn't work

I've been trying to deploy the forticlient SSL VPN application (.msi format) into my domain machines, using a GPO. Even though I made a silent previous installation by issuing the command: msiexec /qb ...
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Install Visual C# Express 2010 onto client machines - redistributable package needed

I would like to install Visual C# Express 2010 onto several machines on the Windows network at the school where I work. I can only find web and ISO installers, but I really need MSIs for both Visual ...
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Create MSI file with product key

Is there a way to create an MSI file with the product key for the installer? In this particular case, I wish to deploy Office 2003 to a couple dozen workstations, but wish to do so silently, and ...
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Windows Live Messenger redist for remote deployment

I can't seem to find the redist package for this software. download.live.com loads an exe that downloads appropriate packages on the fly, but I would like the MSIs for Messenger and the Outlook ...
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Gotomeeting MSI needs elevated privs?

Typically I can deploy MSIs with no issue, but the Gotomeeting one refuses to install. SCE lists it as pending and AD just attempts to install it, gives up, and never tries again. When I tried running ...
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Google Chrome takes 7 minutes to install via group policy

When enabling the group policy 'auto update check period override' to disable all auto update checks deploying chrome via group policy takes 7 minutes to install I get the following error in the ...
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Does Group Policy detect installed version before downloading an MSI from network

I used group policy to deploy an Adobe Reader X .msi file, which successfully updated the machines it was targeted to. The computer group those machines belong to still has a link to the GPO which ...
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Deploying large applications across multiple sites via GP

So we currently have two offices, one in TN and one in FL. Both have a DC installed. We recently started deploying Trend Micro AV through GP, which is a 200 MB file. We placed the file on DC1 in ...
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MSI package different configuration

How can we have single MSI file with different configuration for each user. So when I push it, the configuration will be according to the username. This is for a custom utility application.
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AD: Roll out an MSI application at midnight

Using Windows Server's Active Directory and Group Policy, is there a way to roll out an MSI file at a scheduled time, like midnight?
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Scripted check for a specific feature from an msi installer

I need to be able to check for the installation of a particular feature from an msi installer. For context, I need to check whether the "Powershell Cmdlets" feature (TFPS from Feature table in Orca) ...
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Deploying Adobe reader custom .msi's through SCE 2007?

I am testing out Adobe Reader deployment to our Windows XP/7 boxes through System Center Essentials 2007. I have the "Adobe Reader and Runtime Software Distribution License Agreement" for 200 PC's and ...
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT does not contain contents of HKEY_CURRENT_USER

I have an MSI installer which registers an ActiveX component. The registration info is written to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER hive, and all works fine and dandy. For one user, however, IE is behaving as ...
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Deploy MSI silently - Cisco CAD Client Configuration

Deploy a MSI using Group Policy. Sounds easy right? This MSI (CAD Client Configuration.msi) prompts for the IP address of our UCCX server. Most MSI's I have dealt with I can install silently uisng ...