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Batch Scripting McAfee antivirus install

Posted on 2010-09-21
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I have a packaged McAfee install that I can install using the following:

C:\Documents and Settings\User\Desktop\Patches>VSE87wP3.EXE /q

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I would like to place this in a batch script but when I run it prompt with an invalid syntax
@echo off 
set CD="%userprofile%\Desktop\Patches"
cmd /c "%CD%\VSE87wP3.EXE /Q"

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I have also tried the following which installs but again the script does not.
C:\Documents and Settings\User\Desktop\Patches\VSE87wP3>msiexec /i vse870.msi /qn

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@echo off 
set CD="%userprofile%\Desktop\Patches"
msiexec /i "%CD%\VSE87wP3\SetupVSE.msi /qn"

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Any tips on getting this package installed?
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Question by:adamshields
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by:jhill777
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Are you on a domain?  I would suggest using group policies to to install .msi packages.
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by:Bryan Butler
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What is the specific error message?  Also, if you remove the "@echo off" you will know the line that's giving the error.
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RobSampson earned 500 total points
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Hi, have you tried just this in your batch file
"%userprofile%\Desktop\Patches\VSE87wP3.EXE" /q

or
msiexec /i /qn "%userprofile%\Desktop\Patches\VSE87wP3\vse870.msi"

Regards,

Rob.
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by:adamshields
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I believe using quotes when setting the variable was causing a problem.
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