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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Is there anyway to get msiexec to echo to stdout instead of logging to a file

As part of a continuous delivery pipeline I'd like to install an msi on a given machine. msiexec plus psexec does this perfectly, but it seems that msiexec can only log to a file and I need it to log ...
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Difference between isntalling a msi using “Invoke-WmiMethod”(via a cmd file) and installing directly on the server

Ran against a server to install the msi; eventlogs were clean and all success; but the key file in bin direstory is still old. Later tried installing it directly doing a double click by RDP into the ...
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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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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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ORCA MSI Editing [closed]

mornig All, I am trying to edit an MSI package using ORCA, this is quite a good tool, but does any one know of any more good MSI editing tools? Cheers
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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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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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How do I run a .msi installer with elevated priviledges on Windows

Normally you can right-click an executable and select "Run As" and away you go, but it doesn't seem to work for .msi files.
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Specify original msi install location for msp file using a command line switch

Using SCCM 2012 I have deployed Autodesk Revit 2014 to my users. The install uses an underlying "RVT2014.msi". Now I would like to push out Update Release 2 which is an ".msp" file. I would like the ...
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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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Single MSI file - many remote applications

How can I create a single MSI installer file for many remote applications in Remote Desktop Services (RDS)? Suppose I have 10 applications exposed via RDS. To make life easier I created MSI installer ...
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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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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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“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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What is the best (free) tool to wrap an .exe into a MSI?

I'm looking at deploying some software via GPSI and the current version of the software is distributed as a .exe so I need to convert it to an MSI file. furthermore, why does MS still distribute some ...
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specify temp folder for msi extracted files used for installation

I was recently installing Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 to create my build server on a VM (Windows 2003 R2 Std), I was wondering that it would be nice to specify the ...
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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 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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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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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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Recurrence of an MSIEXEC package deployment through GPO

We want to use this simple command in a batch file: msiexec /package "\path\package.msi" /quiet /norestart We want to deploy it to all users and their machines. We want it to be installed only once, ...
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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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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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Thunderbird msi installer package

I am in need of a thunderbird msi (Microsoft Installer) package which can be deployed via group policies using Microsoft ActiveDirectory. I am very pleased with the Firefox packaged provided by ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Application to automate Windows software installation in a test lab

I have several test environments (hyper-V) which contain a variety of windows servers. Each machine needs periodically rolling back to a given snapshot and then re-installing with the latest version ...
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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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MSI keeps trying to install, and I can't stop it - why?

Somehow my desktop system has been infected with Roxio Media Manager... I say it that way only because the MSI is continually executing on my system and I can't make it stop. The install never ...
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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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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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Is it possible to re-cab an Administrative Install Point?

We have Acrobat 8 Pro at work, and our media was painfully out of date. Rather than install all of the machines at 8.0.0 and then do the 6 or 7 consecutive reboots adobe expects you to be ok with I ...
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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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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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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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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 ...