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I need a VBscript to run an msi after clicking on an ok button.

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I need a VBscript to run an msi after clicking on an ok button.  I need our users to see a message that will inform them to close a program before they click an ok button and install runs.  I have the msi working but I am just learning VB scripting.  Thanks.
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Question by:automaton64
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by:Brum07
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See below

replace the notepad.exe with your setup exe
option explicit
on error resume next
Msgbox "Your Message"
Dim WshShell
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.Run "c:\windows\system32\notepad.exe"

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by:Brum07
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to run the MSi you can use the below;

WshShell.Run "c:\windows\system32\msiexec /i ""program.msi"" /qn"
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by:automaton64
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This is great.  Thank you. However, when I am testing it out with my msi which uses a transform file nothing seems to happen after the message window.  Here is what I am trying.
option explicit
on error resume next
Msgbox "Your Message"
Dim WshShell
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.Run "C:\ln85\msiexec /i ""Lotus Notes 8.5.msi"" TRANSFORMS=""Lotus Notes 8.5.mst"""

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zoofan earned 250 total points
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Copy and paste into notepad

Edit line 8 to the name of the app to close
Edit line 9 to the full command line for the msi install

save as filename.vbs

run it.


zf
Option Explicit
	Dim WshShell
	Dim Intresult
	Dim strAppName	
	Dim strCommand
 
 
strAppName = "TheApptoClose" ' edit thename of the app you want the user to close.
strCommand = "msiexec.exe /i \\server\share\NameOf.msi" 'edit to the command line to execute the msi.
 
		Intresult = MsgBox("Please close " & strAppName & " before installing this application.",vbOKCancel,"MSI installation")
 
		If Intresult = vbOK Then
			Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
			WshShell.Run strCommand,1,True
		Else
			MsgBox "The installation has been cancelled",vbOKOnly,"MSI Installation"	
		End If
WScript.Quit(0)

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by:automaton64
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Yes.  This is just what I need. Thank you.
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