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msiexec install help please

Posted on 2002-04-24
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I need to do a rollout of office 2000 pro.
I'm trying to use the msiexec program.
I need the language and cd-key strings
I have tried the following with not a great deal of success.
msiexec /i d:\data1.msi /j INSTALLANGUAGE="english"....
SERIALKEY="1234-1234-1234-1234"
I can run
msiexec /i d:\data1.msi qn+ but of course i'm asked for the cd key on first opening MS WORD.
Can anyone help
Many thanks.
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bruintje earned 200 total points
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Hi Bluez,

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q223393

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q224334

To create an administrative install so the CD Key number is automatically pushed down with the Installer package, type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:

msiexec /a path to .msi file PIDKEY="[CD-Key]"

You can add the following additional parameters to the msiexec command-line switch:

USERNAME=[ user name ], COMPANYNAME=[ company name ], USERINITIALS=[ userinitials ]

for a long overview on creating an administrative install
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q284273

you can create a custom setup on the administrative machine but for language settings i guess you've to include them on the administrative setup

HTH:O)Bruintje
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by:bluez
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Excellent
Lots of info and url's etc
Thanks
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Hi bluez, any further on this? or do you encounter any problems

:O)Bruintje
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I thought I had got back to you on this.
Thanks for your help
I was able to proceed with this.
I used icw for a network install and msiexec for the rollout
cheers.
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that's great, thanks for putting your solution here and  thanks for the grade
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