MSIEXEC - Create silent .msi package

Posted on 2011-03-02
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

I have an .msi file (i) and am trying to create a silent install package(ii) from it.

So basically run the (i) msi install and have it output the results to a new .msi (ii)  saving the options selected in the original install.
Has anyone completed this successfully and if so could you please confirm the switches used?

Many thanks.
Question by:AshlingGarry
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why not create a script which runs the original msi in quiet mode?
why do u need to msi installers?
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why do u need 2 msi installers?

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The goal is to have a silent installer with all of the relevant options selected that I can roll out via Group Policy.
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Vadim Rapp earned 250 total points
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No need to change the MSI. That's what makes it "silent" in group policy (unless MSI authors put special efforts to ask questions even in silent mode).

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The software author came back with the recommendation to use MS Orca to build the package
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The software author probably is only cursory familiar with both Orca and with building packages.

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