Windows Installer V3 thru V4.5 – Microsoft – Full Command Line Options


Windows ® Installer. V 3.01.4001.5512
Windows ® Installer. V 4.5.6001.22159

msiexec /Option <Required Parameter> [Optional Parameter]

Install Options
</package | /i> <Product.msi>
     Installs or configures a product
/a <Product.msi>
     Administrative install – Installs a product on the network
/j<u|m> <Product.msi> [/t <Transform List>] [/g <Language ID>]
     Advertises a product – m to all users, u to current user
</uninstall | /x> <Product.msi | ProductCode>
     Uninstalls the product

Display Options
/quiet
     Quiet mode, no user interaction
/passive
     Unattended mode – progress bar only
/q[n|b|r|f]
     Sets user interface level
     n – No UI
     b – Basic UI
     r – Reduced UI
     f – Full UI (default)
/help
     Help information

Restart Options
/norestart
     Do not restart after the installation is complete
/promptrestart
     Prompts the user for restart if necessary
/forcerestart
     Always restart the computer after installation

Logging Options
/l[i|w|e|a|r|u|c|m|o|p|v|x|+|!|*] <LogFile>
     i – Status messages
     w – Nonfatal warnings
     e – All error messages
     a – Start up of actions
     r – Action-specific records
     u – User requests
     c – Initial UI parameters
     m – Out-of-memory or fatal exit information
     o – Out-of-disk-space messages
     p – Terminal properties
     v – Verbose output
     x – Extra debugging information
     + – Append to existing log file
     ! – Flush each line to the log
     * – Log all information, except for v and x options
/log <LogFile>
     Equivalent of /l* <LogFile>

Update Options
/update <Update1.msp>[;Update2.msp]
     Applies update(s)
/uninstall <PatchCodeGuid>[;Update2.msp] /package <Product.msi | ProductCode>
     Remove update(s) for a product

Repair Options
/f[p|e|c|m|s|o|d|a|u|v] <Product.msi | ProductCode>
     Repairs a product
     p – only if file is missing
     o – if file is missing or an older version is installed (default)
     e – if file is missing or an equal or older version is installed
     d – if file is missing or a different version is installed
     c – if file is missing or checksum does not match the calculated value
     a – forces all files to be reinstalled
     u – all required user-specific registry entries (default)
     m – all required computer-specific registry entries (default)
     s – all existing shortcuts (default)
     v – runs from source and recaches local package

Setting Public Properties
     [PROPERTY=PropertyValue]

Consult the Windows Installer SDK for additional documentation on the command line syntax.

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Portions of this software are based in part on the work of the Independent JPEG Group.

Notes:
To display these MSI options, type msiexec from Run.. or a command prompt.

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