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Need help deploying an MSI via silent install using PSEXEC

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This is a tripwire client MSI that needs to be deployed to remote machines. This installer has certain requirements to point to our Tripwire server (TE Server) and to input a service password (See requirements in screenshots).

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Can someone please provide me the PSEXEC  commands that I need to use? Let's use scenario below:

1.  Server I am initiating PSEXEC commands from will be Server1
2. I have a computers.txt list in the C:\ of Server1 that contains the all remote hosts IP's that I need to deploy to.
3. The MSI file is also in the C:\ of Server1 called Trip.msi
4. During the install, the Tripwire server that these remote machines must communicate with is a server call Tripwire (TE Server).
5. The service password is Password1

Let me know if additional information is needed. Thank you.
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Question by:joukiejouk
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yo_bee earned 2000 total points
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Have you looked at this link:
http://forum.sysinternals.com/remote-install-of-msi-packages-using-psexec_topic22970.html

The command line you want o use is msiexec /i "Full File Path" /qn  
For your purpose it looks like you will be using these properties during install.

Here is your command line you want to try in place of
MSIEXEC /i "\\shareserver\Filelocation\Trip.msi" TE_SERVER_HOSTNAME=Tripwire SERVICE_PASSWORD=Password1 /qn

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so it will look like this.

PSEXEC @Filename -u MyDomain\Username  cmd /c MSIEXEC /i "\\shareserver\Filelocation\Trip.msi" TE_SERVER_HOSTNAME=Tripwire SERVICE_PASSWORD=Password1 /qn

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by:Adam Leinss
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PDQDeploy Free can do this too: http://www.adminarsenal.com/pdq-deploy/
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by:joukiejouk
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Thank you yo_bee,

I ran the following command that worked for me:

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Glad it worked.
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