Command Line Switches for MSI and MSP Installations

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┬áspecializes in InstallShield & MSI Installers and her primary responsibility at work is “Build &… Continue reading Command Line Switches for MSI and MSP Installations

Installing Specific Features in a MSI Package

The ADDLOCAL, ADDSOURCE, and ADVERTISE properties can be used to install only a certain number of known features. The following command-line script would be used to install the “Word” and “Excel” features of the example.msi package locally on the machine. Feature names are case-sensitive. msiexec /i example.msi ADDLOCAL=Word,Excel /qb The following command-line script would advertise… Continue reading Installing Specific Features in a MSI Package

Key Information on Sourcelist of a MSI

The following registry key gives information about the sourcelist for a msi. (Source Resilency) HKCR\Installer\Products\convertedGUID\Sourcelist We can also check for the transforms which were installed along with msi in HKCR\Installer\Products\convertedGUID\TRANSFORMS