Error Received from Windows Installer

Posted on 2010-01-04
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
Hello experts,

I created a Windows Installer file (.msi) for an application. It works well most of the time, but when I try to run it in certain machines, I receive an error message that reads:

"This advertised application will not be installed because it might be unsafe. Contact your administrator to change the installation user interface of the package to basic."

I do have administrative rights on that machine. Can anyone tell me what is causing the installer to fail and what I can do to fix this issue?

Question by:igonzalez81
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    Can you run the install with the /qb or /qn command line params?
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    How do you deploy the application? MSI from a fileshare of media, Published thru AD, SMS? Depending on the deployment method there are different solutions.

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    Thanks for the reply. Normally we deploy it via SCCM/SMS. What would be the solution in this scenario?
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    In SMS you need to change the command to install the msi by adding /qb or /qn parameters. If you already use a /q parameter, replace this with /qb or /qn, e.g.:
        <path>\test.msi /qb

    If this doesn't work, can you post the command(-file) you use to deploy it thru SCCM/SMS?

    What MSI are you deploying?

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