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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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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Remote installing programs by scripts or batch files

Firstly, I can't use Group Policy as our team doesn't manage that. The company is a massive FTSE company with a team for every aspect of IT you can think of. Our team needs a way of installing ...
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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 ...
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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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Cleanup pending installation

I have an old PC with Windows 2000 that I want to reanimate. Each time I start the PC I see a dialog box "Windows Installer","Installation wird vorbereitet." (Preparing installation). I can cancel ...
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Need to allow unsigned msi to install

I have a product to install on a Windows 7 64 bit machine. The msi is unsigned and when the it trys to install it is blocked saying "This file was blocked because it does not have a valid digital ...
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MSI package for reg deployment

What is the best way to create MSI package to deploy a registry key over a network, rather than using GPO.
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SQL Server install - MSI install error - Failed to connect to server. Error: 0x80080005?

I don't know why but i'm very frustrated today, I always failed in installing any kind of SQL Server express edition on my XP SP3 laptop: 2005 into 2008 Standard and Advanced 32 bit all will always ...
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What does /v/qn parameter do for windows silent installers?

This page says to do a silent install you pass in the parameters /s /v/qn. It mentions what /s does - silent install - but not what /v/qn does. So what does it do? Why the weird format? (on one ...
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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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exception occurs during uninstalling msi

I installed my web application via an msi. When I try to unistall the application via add/remove programmes an exception occurs during the uninstall and the uninstall never completes. Is there any way ...
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Distribute IP packets accross different NIC queues with MSI (Message Signalled Interrupts)

NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet NIC supports MSI feature (Message Signaled Interrupts) and it has 8 queues. Each queue has its own Interrupt handler in /proc/interrupts. What I am trying to ...
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Convert .exe installer to msi, to be able to deploy through GPO

I'm wondering how to convert a .exe to msi package and then deploy it in GPO. We running a Windows 2003 Server and the clients are Windows XP. I have downloaded a program called Advanced Installer ...
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Microsoft Web Deployment Service Silent Install

I am trying to script the installation of the web deployment service (WebDeploy_x64_en-US). There is a quiet flag (/quiet), however it does not install the remote management service by default. I did ...
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Free InstallShield alternative?

What is the best free, simple alternative to InstallShield or WISE for creating installation packages? My needs are pretty simple, just 1 file to install with a couple dependencies. I will be using it ...
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How do I package this vbscript as a msi for Group Policy

I had a developer that is no longer with us create an msi to do this for me, but the package is outdated now and we need to deploy new files. Basically I need to do the following: Take the code at ...
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When GPO no longer applies, is deployed software automatically uninstalled?

Are packages installed by GPO automatically removed when the GPO no longer applies?
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Options for remote administration of Firefox on a Windows network

I'm a web developer responsible for an intranet. I develop using Firefox, but the IT guys here plan to use only Internet Explorer on the network going forwards. This is because IE can be installed / ...
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Windows Installer cannot execute EXE install files

When I run the msiexec.exe with an msi file, it runs perfectly. The problem is that many install files are not msi's but exe's. My question is: How can I run an exe file with the msiexec.exe command? ...
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Install .msi from script, detect when install is done

I'm trying to make an install script. I want to install an .msi file, Python, and then install other things after Python is installed. I already see how to do a command-line install. However, msiexec ...
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Unable to add a 64-bit MSI package to a Group Policy Object on Windows Server 2003 (32 bit)

I am trying to remotely install a 32 -bit MSI and a 64-bit MSI, using Group Policies in Windows Server 2003 (32 bit). I've created a distribution point and a Group Policy Object. When I try to ...
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How do I create a SCCM package where the main installation initiates self-contained msi's?

I have a few applications that are installed using InstallShield -- during the installation one or two parts of the application are installed with msi's. I've tried recording an iss file to instruct ...
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MSI Wind Box DE500 Debian Lenny sometimes crashes

I've currently a strange problem in that my WIND BOX DE500-5123L Atom D510 320GB 2048MB DVD SM HD4330 sometimes crashes and I'm not sure where to start. Linux kernel is 2.6.26-2-vserver-686 #1 SMP ...
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Batch file to uninstall all Sun Java versions?

I'm setting up a system to keep Java in our office up to date. Everyone has all different versions of Java, many of them old and insecure, and some dating back as far as 1.4. I have a System Center ...
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Installing MSI via Group Policy in a Fully Unattended Way

I have some MSI files I would like to install via Group Policy. Does anyone know how to do this or know a document that explains how to do this that meets the following criteria: When installed by ...
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Find GUID of MSI Package

How can I find the GUID of an MSI package? I would like to script the removal of a program on a large number of desktops by using: msiexec.exe /x ProductCode Any reason why this would not work ...
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MSIEXEC Commands

Does any one have a full list of MSIEXEC Commands.
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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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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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Remote installing an msi on citrix servers using WMI

OK, I'm a C# programmer that is trying to streamline the deployment of a custom windows form app I inherited and built an installer for with WiX (this app will need to be reinstalled regularly as I'm ...
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MSI Install over network with Admin Rights

I have been asked to install software.msi over a network to a group of users as they logon. My issue is that they also need admin rights to install this software. I have tried using runas command but ...
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Redeploy using Active Directory

I am trying to use group policy to deploy our msi through AD. For some strange reason, when I overwrite the msi with a newer version, and then go to the policy, and click on "Redeploy Application", ...