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Installing Application having more than one MSI?

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 16:54

I have an application for which it has 2 msi's. I need to install it silently. But when I am using command " msiexec \i "Path of the setup.exe" ALLUSERS=1 \qb", It is showing a error that "application can't be opened".

Please help me out how to install it silently for multiple msi's.


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Posted 28 January 2010 - 00:16

You cannot launch an EXE with MSIExec. You need to create a set-up executable which launches MSIExec against each of the MSIs in turn:

msiexec /i "Path_to_and_name_of_first_MSI" ALLUSERS=1 /qb
msiexec /i "Path_to_and_name_of_second_MSI" ALLUSERS=1 /qb

You have a variety of ways to create an executable. If you have a package authoring tool like Wise or InstallShield you can use those product's scripting language to create an EXE. Or you could create a simple batch file and convert that using one of the many utilities which you can find on the web, or you could create a script in some other language, such as VBScript, and convert that to an EXE.
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