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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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How to add values to ansible-playbook instead of overwrite it?

As per today, I have the following role, this role simulate a basic installation of the product: - name: Install Server.msi primary_appserver ansible.windows.win_package: path: C:\product.msi ...
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How to identify which MSI installation is in progress that throw the error message : "Another program is being installed."

We're building Automation deployment through Ansible that have several .msi to install. And we encountered, rather randomly the following error message during deployment : Another program is being ...
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Why running second time ansible.windows.win_package isn't working?

I have a product that I can install it first, then update it - meaning to add more feature to my base product I do it by execute the MSI first time, then going to Add \ Remove Programs and when ...
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How to update with latest files, msi?

We have created a separate msi to replace a sub folder in the production. If I install only the new msi, the new files are getting installed.But if I install on top of the existing msi installed ...
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How to replace a complete folder with msp?

We have an msi in which only one folder need to be changed.is there anyway to generate a patch for this?? Installshield it is showing individual components when I checked
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Installing MSI to ASP.NET Core App Service Windows Container

I'm trying to use Visual Studio 2019 to develop a ASP.NET Core 3.1 app running in Docker for Windows. I'm having a few problems with this. I need to host an endpoint to start and stop a service and ...
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How to implement nested msi without 1618 error?

I have kept the python exe installation(internally msi exists) as a custom action in vbscript and calling that just before InstallFinalize(definitely will be after CostFinalize) in Execute Sequence ...
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How to fix issue unable to read file in picture taker?

For some applications(even the size is huge), the picture taker is working and able to save the captured changes as pwc file. But for some packages, getting the below error. Any suggestion on how to ...
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How to check for nodejs from installshield

We have a specific version of nodejs msi with us.How to create it as a prerequisite for the installscript msi project of installshield with a condition such that this should skip the installation of ...
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How to check if a Product is installed from launch condition of msi?

We are creating an msi, which is a sidecar/config for our main product ,an installshied exe(embedded an msi inside). This new msi should be installed only when the main msi is already installed on the ...
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Windows installer package throwing error when I try running it from file server

Right now I am trying to use PDQ deploy to push out an update (20.2.40) for a software called Bluebeam, if you haven't heard of it, it's essentially a PDF editor. I have also tried running this MSI ...
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Installing msi applications silently with arguments using PowerShell script fails

I'm trying to install an msi application silently with a Powershell script with some arguments but it fails. The logs that I get from msiexec is not help full at all. I believe this is a fault in the ...
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Windows Installer: The system cannot open the device or file specified

I downloaded as Administrator in Chrome an installer .msi file [Citrix XenCenter Management; so it's not an exotic program] on a Windows Server 2012 R2 into a drive F: which is hosted on the SBS and ...
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Cannot uninstall Python 3.8.1 silently using MSIEXEC

I initially deployed Python 3.8.1 in our org (through WSUS Package Publisher if relevant) using the MSI's found here. I installed these MSI's using WSUS Package Publisher with the following command ...
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MSI Error 1612 during uninstallation

I was trying to uninstall one application from SCCM. This application was installed about 4 years ago. I used uninstall option in application based deployment. However, it was failed with error 1612. ...
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Group Policy software installation failing with error %%14

I have created a GPO configured to "assign" \\<AD DNS domain name>\NETLOGON\<file name>.msi and verified that it's applying to the Windows 10 v1809 PC but the actual installation ...
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Install Multiple Instances of Windows Service using WiX Toolset

I want to install an msi multiple times on a machine. The purpose of this is to install multiple instances of a service with different service names. I am able to install one service with a user ...
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Deploy MSI via GPO to specific users "Admin right issue"

I'm trying to deploy an MSI via GPO to specific users (120 users) from different departments and sites, the problem is that they don't have admin rights so the application cannot be installed due to ...
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Troubleshoot msiexec removing dotnet Core

I am attempting to upgrade ASP.NET Core from 2.0.3 to 2.1.5 on a group of servers. I am using a Powershell script that looks something like this: $software = Get-ChildItem 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\...
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How does one validate an MSI file for Group Policy Software Installation?

I am wrestling with learning Group Policy Software Installation; I'm at the point where I think I know what should be going on, but I don't have a ton of practical experience yet, and am not finding ...
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App MSI install hangs up on newly imaged PCs (Win10) [closed]

I'm working on an issue that got kicked up to me from Tier 1. I have a proprietary app that's built into an MSI for deployment with a VBscript. I didn't do the build and I don't have access to the ...
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msiexec.exe always running

Seems like every time I go to install something it says that another installer is currently running. And sure enough, if I check Task Manager, there is an msiexec process running. It just says the ...
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Trend Micro Anti-Virus / Deep Security Unattended Installation

I would greatly appreciate if someone with operational knowledge about Trend Micro Deep Security, could verify or debunk the following statement: The software cannot be installed unattended client-...
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GPO is applied but software is not installed

I'm trying to install Zimbra Connector for Outlook via Windows Group Policy on target computers. The problem is the policy is applied to the computers but software is not installed. I've checked the ...
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MSI Authoring - Properties are not being read from MSI

I am using Advanced Installer to author the MSI but this issue should be standard to MSIs in general. To avoid the headaches of having to uninstall\reinstall MSI packages every time I want to make a ...
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SCCM MSI deployment fails with 0x87D00324

I've got an MSI created by WIX that can be run locally as an administrator without error. But when deployed via SCCM as an Application Deployment imported from the MSI shows in Software Center as ...
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Silent install msi applications with arguments using PowerShell

I am fairly new to powershell scripting. I need to silently install an msi file using PowerShell with dynamic property. I am able to edit the location where the file will be installed. Start-...
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How can I compare the content of two (or more) MSI files?

How can I do a "content compare" of two (or more) MSI files and see what is actually different inside the files - instead of doing a useless binary compare? (which obviously only tells me if I am ...
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MSI installer finishes succesfully but no files are copied to the installation path

We have a MSI installer that we cannot install in one Windows 7. The whole process finishes OK but when you go to program installation path there is nothing in there. It didn't even creates the main ...
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Programmatically deploy MSI package via AD Group Policy

I'm looking for a way to deploy an MSI to a group of computers (contained within a single OU in AD) via Group Policy programmatically. Assumptions: The network share which will contain the MSIs is ...
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Deploying Applications via MDT Fails

I'm setting up a test lab for using MDT at our organization and I've been having trouble getting the installs to run properly. So far I only have an older copy (5.2) of RealVNC working. My ...
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How to call msiexec from powershell with parameters

I am trying to execute the following line from a powershell script: msiexec /qb /i ps-pulse-win-5.2r5.1-b897-64bitinstaller.msi CONFIGFILE="ALS GSLB.jnprpreconfig" This works when called from a DOS ...
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MSI on Windows 10 won't register OCX (even when run as admin)

Got an MSI built using a Visual Studio Installer project. The resulting MSI was developed on Windows 7 some years back, and works fine there. There is a merge module (MSM) that is supposed to dump ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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? Same ...
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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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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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