Solved

msiexec install help please

Posted on 2002-04-24
5
463 Views
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
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.
0
Comment
Question by:bluez
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 44

Accepted Solution

by:
bruintje earned 200 total points
ID: 6966788
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:bluez
ID: 6966843
Excellent
Lots of info and url's etc
Thanks
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:bruintje
ID: 6982915
Hi bluez, any further on this? or do you encounter any problems

:O)Bruintje
0
 

Author Comment

by:bluez
ID: 6982953
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.
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:bruintje
ID: 6982968
that's great, thanks for putting your solution here and  thanks for the grade
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Microsoft Office Picture Manager is not included in Office 2013. This comes as a shock to users upgrading from earlier versions of Office, such as 2007 and 2010, where Picture Manager was included as a standard application. This article explains how…
This article descibes how to create a connection between Excel and SAP and how to move data from Excel to SAP or the other way around.
This video shows and describes the main difference between both orientations in Microsoft Word. Viewers will understand when to use each orientation and how to get the most out of them.
This video shows where to find templates, what they are used for, and how to create and save a custom template using Microsoft Word.

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question