How do I edit an MSI file to include the additional msiexec parameters
Posted on 2009-05-19
hi guys, I need to install the NOD4 antivirus software through Group Policy.
I have an MSI file that I can run using msiexec where I can specify additional parameters such as "/qn"
I need to know how to add these additional parameters such as "/qn" into the MSI file itself so that when I run the MSI installer I do not need to specify these additional parameters (they are already built into the MSI)
I understand there are a number of different packages out there that allow you to open and modify an MSI file.
I have such program.
I have opened the MSI file and I can see all the details of it but I am unsure where exactly I am supposed to specifiy these additional parameters.
There is a "custom action" section...etc that allows me to add adtional custom actions but i don't even fully understand how to do that.
For example...one of the custom actions I could run is to "add a VBSCRIPT"...I have created a VBscrip that runs my MSI with these additional actions specified....but this will not work because at the time when vbscript runs...it is supposed to call the MSI and start installing. however it can not do this as my current MSI is already running!!!!
I hope all this makes some sense!!! thanks heaps in advance!!!!
PS Yes..... I need to do deploy this software through group policy and it is a requirement.....please don't suggest SMS and other stuff as I need to use Group policy (which does not allow me to specify additional parameters)