I am in the process of trying to create an unattended install of this package(CorelDraw_GraphicsSuite_X3). It's version 13.2 of the software.

When trying to create an admin install - I have tried the command line
msiexec.exe /a "d:\CGS13\setup.msi" SERIALNUMBER=XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXX TARGETDIR="\\server\share\administall" /qb
but I get an message saying that i must run the setup.exe directly.

I have tried editing the msi directly to remove the line from the Launch Condition table - (SETUPEXEDIR) OR (VersionNT<600) OR (UPGRADINGPRODUCTCODE) and also adding the Property ISSETUPDRIVEN to the msi but when I then try the command line above I get an error message saying that the serial number is not valid. Even though the serial number is valid and works with the msi when run using setup.exe.
I usually would add these settings via a transform but in this case because I am trying to creat an admin install I can't (to my knowledge) use a tranform.

Does anyone know how I can create an admin install for this product so I can apply my SP1 patch to it?

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I wouldn't bother specifying a serial number when creating an AIP.
Answered 04/13/2010 by: VBScab
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Thank you VBScab,

I have also tried without the SERIALNUMBER property defined and it still doesn't work, same problem with it looking for me to run the setup.exe.
Answered 04/13/2010 by: mark_holland21
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Have you tried running direct from the exe using /V to pass commands to the msi

"d:\CGS13\setup.exe" /L0x0409 /V " /a /qb SERIALNUMBER=XXXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXX" TARGETDIR="\\server\share\administall"

There's someting else you need to consider as well as the ISSETUPDRIVEN property there is sometimes a custom action - OnCheckSilentInstall which needs to be removed or conditioned to always be false
Answered 04/14/2010 by: timmsie
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Thanks Timmsie,

I have managed to get it installed using the following command line


And I can uninstall it using the following command line

setup.exe /x /s /v" /qn

However, I would still like to be able to perform and admin install so I can apply the SP1 patch to it and also apply my transforms to it with my companies standards.....
Is it possible to apply a transform on the command line specified above? I will try it now and post when I know the answer.
Answered 04/14/2010 by: mark_holland21
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