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LWE10246 : Msiexec command-line options

Symptom:

You need the command line options for an MSI installation

Cause:

none

Solution:

msiexec/i              Installs or configures a product.
msiexec/a             Applies the administrative installation option.
msiexec/f [p][o][e][d][c][a][u][m][s][v]                         Repairs a product
description of the commandline options:

p             Reinstalls only if file is missing.
o             Reinstalls if file is missing or if an older version is installed.
e              Reinstalls if file is missing or an equal or older version is installed.
d             Reinstalls if file is missing or a different version is installed.
c              Reinstalls if file is missing or the stored checksum does not match the calculated value.
a             Forces all files to be reinstalled.
u             Rewrite all required user-specific registry entries.
m            Rewrites all required computer-specific registry entries.
s              Overwrites all existing shortcuts.
v             Runs from source and re-caches the local package.

msiexec/x                                            uninstall a product
msiexec/j[u][m] /g /t                         Advertises a product.
Description of the commandline options:

u             Advertises to the current user.
m            Advertises to all users of the computer.
/g            Identifies the language.
/t             Applies transform to advertised package.

msiexec/L [i][w][e][a][r][u][c][m][p][v][+][!] LogFile.txt         Set the logging level
description of the commandline options:

/L           Specifies the path to the log file.
i              Logs status messages.
w             Logs nonfatal warnings.
e              Logs all error messages.
a             Logs startup of actions.
r              Logs action-specific records.
u             Logs user requests.
c              Logs initial user interface parameters.
m            Logs out-of-memory.
p             Logs terminal properties.
v             Logs verbose output. To use v, specify /L*v.
+             Appends to existing file.
!              Flushes each line to the log.
*             Logs all information except for the v option. This is a wildcard.

LogFile .txt         Name and path of the text log file.
msiexec/p             Applies an update.
msiexec /I TRANSFORM               Installs a transform.
msiexec/q[n][b][r] [ f][n+][b+][b-]  Sets the user insterface level
description of the commandline options:

/qn          Displays no user interface.
/qb          Displays a basic user interface.
/qr          Displays a reduced user interface with a modal dialog box displayed at the end of the installation.
/qf          Displays the full user interface with a modal dialog box displayed at the end.
/qn+       Displays no user interface, except for a modal dialog box displayed at the end.
/qb+       Displays a basic user interface with a modal dialog box displayed at the end.
/qb-        Displays a basic user interface with no modal dialog boxes.
 

msiexec /[?][h]                    Displays the Windows Installer version and copyright information.

msiexec/y                            Calls the system API DllRegisterServer to self-register modules passed on the command line.

msiexec/z                             Calls the system API DllUnRegisterServer to unregister modules passed on the command line.

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