Basic MSI Installation - Information and Commands
All of our current software programs use Advanced Installer for installing software to Windows operating systems. (For older versions of our software please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for basic msi installation information.)
All the options for a Basic MSI installation can be viewed by running msiexec from the Run command.
Extract the MSI file, the CAB file, and prerequisites from the EXE file to a folder using the EXTRACT switch at a Command prompt.
For example: C:\Installation>Setup.exe /extract C:\TargetFolder
If no target folder is indicated, then extraction will occur in originating folder. In the above example the MSI extraction would occur in the Installation folder.
Once the MSI file, CAB file, and Prerequisite folder are extracted, regular MSIEXEC switches can be used to run installations using the MSI file.
You can extract all the program files from the setup file by running the installation in administrative mode which will create a network image of all the files at a selected location. You can run the file extraction installation in administrative mode using the built-in GUI by using the switch /a .
For example: C:\Installation>msiexec /a Setup.msi
Or you can skip the MSI extraction and run the administrative installation directly from the EXE file.
For example: C:\Installation>Setup.exe /a //
SILENT ADMIN FILE EXTRACTION WITHOUT GUI
The MSI installation file can be run silently using the command:
For example: C:\Installation>msiexec /a Setup.msi TARGETDIR=C:\MyInstallPoint /qn
Note: Uncheck - Run package only from EXE bootstrapper, prevent running from MSI package