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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Log files for group policy application deployment

I'm looking into using group policy to deploy a couple of applications. I want to have the log of each installation written to a shared folder on a file server for tracking purposes. I can create the ...
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Group policy software installation Upgrade vs Replace

I select upgrade in gpo software install to upgrade an existing package. I am not replacing the package. Will the old package and the upgrade package be installed on new computers joining the domain? ...
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How to incorporate msiexec parameters in a mst

I'm using the Orca tool from Microsoft to create a transform to be used in a gpo deployment. I wonder how to edit the msi to get the same result as this commandline will get me: msiexec /qn+ /i ...
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How to create an MSI to install and register an ActiveX Control?

I have a third party ActiveX Control that I want to package up in a msi so it can be deployed and registered via Group Policy. The goal being I don't want the end user to have to click through and ...
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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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Executing setup.exe /silent via MSI File

I would like to build an MSI file for Active Directory deployment. Instead of taking a pre install snapshot, installing the application, taking a post install snapshot and packaging the differences ...
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Connection string during installation

I've been convinced to use windows setup files(msi) for the installation of my new windows forms application after I asked a question here and got some excellent answers (thank you all): ...
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error installing VSTS 2008 SP1

I am installing VSTS 2008 SP1 on Windows Server 2003 R2 32-bit, which has already installed with VSTS 2008 successfully before. I met with the following error (from install log, at almost the end of ...
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How to install an MSI package from a command prompt

We have several web sites that we deploy using an MSI package. One package per website. This works fine manually: we go into the control panel uninstall the old version then run the MSI, filling ...
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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 msi using group policy

1) If we install/push msi using group policy can/will we see installation steps/Wizard/options which we can see if start installtaion using setup.exe by double clicking it. 2)Can some provide some ...
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Silently install MSI without disabling UAC

I have an MSI file which I produce that I need to install on a number of Windows 2008 machines as part of automated deployment process in a test environment. When I install the MSI by hand I get a ...
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McAfee VirusScan Enterprise prevents MSI installation

I'm not be able to install MSI packages downloaded from the Microsoft Reference Source Code Center. The package installs first a compressed file that gets decompressed by the custom action. The ...
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Mark MSI to be installed on Windows Server 2003 as non administrator

Guys, girls, I'm a developer so forgive my naivete on system fronts, I've come for the guru's who know better than I on these issues. I am trying to be a corporate citizen and not run my services on ...
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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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msiexec /p (for patching) - won't update after another change

I have a .msp file that is made by the Office 2007 Customization tool. If I create the .msp file and apply it to a machine it works. But if I modify that machine's office install again and then try ...
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How do I determine what the Windows Installer (msiexec) is doing?

After rolling out a new software package, I'm seeing high CPU usage on machines. One process that seems to be really active is msiexec, which really shouldn't be running. I'm watching it in process ...
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Re/Installing an MSI, getting 'not a valid short file name' error

We are running windows 2008. We have a windows service called ImportService, that is installed via an MSI package. A previous version was installed about 3 months ago without problems. When have ...
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I want to install an MSI twice

I have a peculiar wish to install an msi twice on a machine. The purpose of the double install is to first install under the pre-production folder, run the deployment in a safe environment prior to ...
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Unable to create a Group Policy in Windows Server 2003 to install software

This is my first attempt at creating a Group Policy to install a software product for computers on our domain. When I attempt to add a package I receive the following error: Add operation failed. ...
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Group Policy installation failed error 1274

I'm trying to deploy an MSI via the Group Policy in Active Directory. But these are the errors I'm getting in the System event log after logging in: The assignment of application XStandard from ...
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What could be causing MsiInstaller to continuously reconfigure applications(EventID 1035)?

I have a brand-new machine that we just installed Windows Server 2008 Enterprise on about two months ago. In the event log, I am seeing thousands of EventID 1035 logged. This is MsiInstaller ...
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Silent Install of MSI

What is the command line to silently install an MSI file?
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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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Vista MSI installs fail with error 1327 after redirecting Documents folder

I have my personal profile's Documents folder redirected to a network drive H:\ . This was done by right clicking on Documents, Properties, choosing Location, and selecting H:\ . I have a problem ...
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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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MSI installation log file

I'm often tasked to examine MSI installation logs in order to find why some installation fails. But such logs are VERY large and has hundred of strings with "error" text in them. Moreover, it's a lot ...
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WD hdd connected to MSI P35 Platinium mb goes to sleep and wakes up instantly [closed]

I have a sata WD hdd (WDC WD500) connected to MSI P35 Platinum motherboard. It goes to sleep and wakes up instantly. I can hear how it starts (spins out) and after a few seconds it goes sleep (no ...
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The corporate benefits of using MSI files

What are the advantages of using .msi files over regular setup.exe files? I have the impression that deployment is easier on machines where users have few permissions, but not sure about the ...
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Published software not displayed in Add/Remove Programs

I just followed How to use Group Policy to remotely install software in Windows Server 2003 to try publishing a software (MSI file). I could follow all the steps, but the supposedly successfully ...