Hi Folks, Its time for yet another Guest Post; and we have Bhuvana writing for us. In this article she focuses on the command line arguments and the silent switches that can be used for msi and msp (un-installable patches). Bhuvana specializes in InstallShield & MSI Installers and her primary responsibility at work is “Build & Release” which includes creating Setups and Source Control Management.
She keeps all the details crisp in this table. I know that, this below chart will be as a printed one.. in your desks !!
|Install / Uninstall||Command Line Option||Silent Mode|
|MSI – Installation||msiexec /i “<msi file name with path>” [TRANSFORMS="<mst file name with path>"]||msiexec /i “<msi file name with path>” [TRANSFORMS="<mst file name with path>"] /qn|
|MSI – UnInstallation||msiexec /x <ProductGUID>||msiexec /x <ProductGUID> /qn|
|MSP – Installation||Command line with Progress dialog:
msiexec /p “<msp file name with path>” /qb
|msiexec /p “<msp file name with path>” /qn|
|Command line with UI:
msiexec /p “<msp file name with path>” REINSTALLMODE=oums REINSTALL=ALL
|MSP – Uninstallation||Command line with Progress dialog:
Msiexec /package <ProductGUID> MSIPATCHREMOVE=<PatchGUID> /qb
|msiexec /I <ProductGUID> MSIPATCHREMOVE=<PatchGUID> /qn|
Bhuvana’s Thought on Msigeek.com:
I came across MSIgeek blog through linkedin groups. Good to see lots of articles and FAQs on MSI at one stop. Some of the articles definitely helps to give a better insight into the concepts. So felt like contributing some article, which would help people like us, the Packaging specialists.
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