set msiexec not to quit cmd after installation

Hi EE,

I'm trying to create a batch file to install a msi file and restart the program after installation, but the problem is if done it quiet mode, it automatically quits the command line.

Is there any way to resolve this so it can continue to the next line and not create another batch file after installation?

regards and thanks in advance!


PS here is the copy of the script

pushd \\temp\software
msiexec /qn /norestart /i software.msi
copy z:\software.conf c:\software.conf

Gene FontanillaInfrastructure Project LeadAsked:
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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
Do you mean, in your code, it quits after the msiexec /qn /norestart /i software.msi and the next line never runs?
Also, it just does this in quiet mode, i.e. /qn, but not in interactive mode?
Gene FontanillaInfrastructure Project LeadAuthor Commented:
yes next line doesn't run
NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
Try this:
start /wait msiexec /qn /norestart /i software.msi

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Gene FontanillaInfrastructure Project LeadAuthor Commented:
lines execute except for the last line then exits.

last line should start the program
Gene FontanillaInfrastructure Project LeadAuthor Commented:
This line helped me in researching more about the .msi thanks a lot! i got the answer now
NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
I'm glad to help. Have a nice day.
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