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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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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Java MSI install error 3: -2147287037

We want to silent install Java 8 update 60 via its msi. The installation stops with a vague error which isn't very helpful at finding a solution. This is the MSI log: === Verbose logging started: 10....
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SCCM Task Sequence hangs but Deploy succeeds

Note: As the developer of the app being installed I am trying to provide support to the client - but know nothing about SCCM. Our app can be deployed to an existing machine using SCCM and the ...
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WinZip Courier automatically zipping email attachments

I am trying to create a pre-configured MSI file for WinZip Courier 6 (latest version) within a CMD script (eventually deploying on SCCM). The main MSI property to turn off automatic zipping is "...
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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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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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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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Error 1606 - MSIs, UNC paths and permissions?

I have a persistent issue with a number of our Windows desktop systems where we see various MSI packages throw up error 1606 (and 1314, in the MSI log), which is a permission issue, when attempting to ...
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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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MSI installer fails to download external payload

When trying to install certain packages on Windows Server 2012 R2 (and possibly other SKUs, did not try this), it seems like the MSI installer removes exactly 4 characters from the relative path of ...
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How can I list all installed applications including those installed in per-user context?

I can run wmic product to get a list of all installed software. This command will list any software installed in the system context, or per-user context for the logged in user. However, this command ...
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Minor MSI Upgrades Failing with SECUREREPAIR error

I'm getting this error below for non-admin users while upgrading a software. Win 7. MSI (s) (38:F8) [21:52:33:079]: SOURCEDIR ==> C:\Users\sdfsdfsdf\Desktop\MSIUpdateTest\ MSI (s) (38:F8) [21:52:...
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How to setup YouTrack over SSL in Windows

I installed YouTrack 6.5 issue tracker as MSI distribution in Windows Server 2008 Virtual Machine hosted in Azure. It runs in 80 port well, but I cannot find how to apply SSL. I read YouTrack ...
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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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What, exactly, is the SCCM client doing when it installs an .msi for a system?

I've been working with a particular .msi (AppleApplicationSupport.msi). I have installed it two different ways which I thought would be equivalent. However the results differ as follows. PSEXEC -i -...
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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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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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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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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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How can I speed up MSI package install and uninstall?

When installing and uninstalling Windows Installer packages, or MSI files as they are called, the progress of the installation appears signifiantly slower than with other installation packages. Why ...
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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 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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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 it?...
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When running silent uninstalls of MSIs, how do you know when it is done?

If you have a msi you want to uninstall from the command line, doing MsiExec.exe /qn /X{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83217045F0} /norestart for instance, returns immediately. But msiexec.exe is running ...
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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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How can I eliminate the huge, cached MSI files in C:\Windows\Installer?

The size of the MSI cache folder (C:\Windows\Installer) has grown substantially, and is now taking up way too much disk space on my domain computers. Can this folder be eliminated or shrunk?
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MSI install reconfigures other apps

I feel silly posting this, but I'm baffled and nobody in my department seems to want to help me out or communicate. I'm supposed to be rolling out a script tonight/tomorrow that installs a new ...
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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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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 details....
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SQL Server 2005 SP2 install Support files failed

I'm racking my brains trying to apply service pack 2 to a recently installed SQL Server 2005 installation on a Windows Server 2K3 64-bit The error message from the installation is unhelpful: MSP ...
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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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Silent Install of MSI

What is the command line to silently install an MSI file?
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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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Splunk UniversalForwarder fails with “ DetermineContextForAllProducts failed witht: 0x65b”

I am attempting to deploy the Splunk UniversalForwarder as an SCCM application using an MSI Deployment Type to a small group of testing servers and am encountering an uncharacteristically confusing ...
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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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Windows Installer folders registry key value 1

I'm looking for information about the reg folder "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders" I couldn't find any information on MSDN or other sites. I see that ...
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Unexpected msi-Setup crash on server 2003

I am encountering the problem that I have an installer which works fine on other server 2003 enviroments but crashes on this one. My researches have lead me to the problem of installing IIS 6.0 - I ...
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Exe is requiring elevated privileges unless it is renammed

Running windows 7 sp1. I have an application that when installed via MSI requires the program's exe to run with elevated credentials. When I rename the exe it no longer runs with elevated privileges....
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error in msiexec for mariadb

This fails (and wont let me add /L for logging) and displays the help popup: Start-Process -FilePath msiexec -ArgumentList /i, "C:\app\install\mariadb-10.0.14-winx64.msi", INSTALLDIR="C:\ipw\bin\...
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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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Windows Installer runs constantly in the background on Windows Server 2012?

While trying to install a program, it complained that something else was being installed and that Windows Installer was already running (msiexec.exe). Sure enough, there were two instances of the ...
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Software deployed using WMIC requires restart before launching

I have an MSI I'm attempting to deploy via WMIC. The MSI install completes without error but I cannot launch the installed application until I reboot the PC. If I try it pops up momentarily then ...
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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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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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What is the difference between .msi file and binary version of apache? [closed]

I am new to web programming , Could anyone please explain what the difference between .msi and binary version of apache ? Actually I want to use apache 2.4 I am not sure which version to download and ...
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Is it possible to disable msiexec help GUI?

I'm automating unattended retrieval & installation of specified .msi packages with a powershell script but if the command is invoked with syntax errors the msiexec will wait indefinitely for an OK ...
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Event Log - MsiInstaller events' description cannot be found since last week

Since last week, machines in my network are not properly recording events from MsiInstaller. For instance: The description for Event ID ( 11724 ) in Source ( MsiInstaller ) cannot be found. The ...
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How can I determine what causes repeated Windows Installer self-repair?

The Windows Installer Service keeps triggering a repair operation (self-repair) of a package installed on my desktop. I am unable to find the cause and resolve the problem permanently. How do I find ...
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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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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 ...