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Install MSI file withc switches by startup script in gpo

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I have an msi file that I want to install. It`s a software from clue (dictionary) and to deploy this, I need to add switches for product code, what to install and so on.

The switch that I use now that works fine from command line is :

msiexec /qn /l* c:\temp\clue.log /i "\\pathtonetworkshare\library\software\Clue\Clue 8.3 for Windows.msi" CUSTOMER="CompanyName" PROGRAMCODE="xxx-xxx-xxx-xxx" DICTKEYS="xxx-xxx-xxx-xxx" INSTALLDIR="c:\clue" LANGUAGE="UK" CLUEINSTALLATIONTYPE="c:\clue" ADDIN=1 SHOWNONO=1 SHOWUKUK=1 SHONNNN=1 SHOWSVSV=1 NOUKMX=1 DENOMX=1 FRUKMX=1 ESUKMX=1 ESNOMX=1 SVUKMX=1 POUKMX=1 DAUKMX=1

How would I distribute this by GPO? I tried adding this code into notepad, save it as clue.bat and add it to startup scripts for computers, but it didn`t work. (The share I have given domain computers access).

Could I add this to a vbs script? How to write this, with rune once command and so on.

Or, is there a way to create a new msi file, just with these switches?
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Hope the below link helps you resolve your issue..

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816102

Take care.
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Does the program need admin rights to install?  Where in GPO are you running script from USER or COMPUTER?
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I tried ocra, but to be honest, I didn`t understand where to edit all these changes. The ocra is maybe the correct tool, but to understand the changes to do is not something I managed.

The msi (or program) dont need admin rigts to be installed. I can as mentioned run the script I typed in first post without admin rights.

Is this something that could work as an option? (startup script would be clue.vbs that I would save this file as)

@echo off
if exist c:\clue\clue.exe goto :EOF
start /wait  "\\pathtonetworkshare\library\software\Clue\Clue 8.3 for Windows.msi" CUSTOMER="CompanyName" PROGRAMCODE="xxx-xxx-xxx-xxx" DICTKEYS="xxx-xxx-xxx-xxx" INSTALLDIR="c:\clue" LANGUAGE="UK" CLUEINSTALLATIONTYPE="c:\clue" ADDIN=1 SHOWNONO=1 SHOWUKUK=1 SHONNNN=1 SHOWSVSV=1 NOUKMX=1 DENOMX=1 FRUKMX=1 ESUKMX=1 ESNOMX=1 SVUKMX=1 POUKMX=1 DAUKMX=1
:EOF
you can only install a msi with admin rights. If you want to install without admin right you must enable  elevated rights for windows installer here

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer
AlwaysInstallElevated=1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer
AlwaysInstallElevated=1

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Once you get the transforms worked out, you can deploy it with a Machine Startup Script....... Dont need to worry about limited users then....
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