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Questions tagged [msi]

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 approve non approved source for powershell package manager?

I am designing an easy to use local repository of application for your classroom and teachers in an university using powershell Package Manager. Normally, this is used for chocolatey and Nuget ...
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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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install webdeploy and set service startup type to automatic?

Is there a msi param for WebDeploy_x64_en-US.msi to set service startup type to automatic on install? I cannot find one.
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...