How do i deploy an .msi if the msi has dependent files and the msi requires attributes???

So if i manually run the msi from a network location, it works fine.  So i know its setup correctly.  The catch is that this .mst file and a .cab files needs to be in the same folder as the .msi.  Below is the correct command to silently install the program.

 

msiexec /i AcroRead.msi TRANSFORMS=AcroRead.mst /qn

The other thing is that i can redirect the .mst file from the above command but i cant redirect the .cab file.  So how do i fix this?

 

The only thing i've come close to getting is zipping the three files and launching the msi.  but i dont know how to apply the above attributes if i go about it that way.

 

any help would be greatly appreciated. 

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Are you facing any challenges in keeping the .cab and other dependent files along with .msi. .mst files..

Answered 10/02/2012 by: jagadeish
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If you are running this from a MI, here's how you would do that:

Zip all the files together (If they are in a folder, click into the folder and zip there.)

Upload the package to your software inventory item. (You get this by installing on a test system and forcing a check in)

Create a MI with your install command.  (If you use msiexec in the command line, you need to check the box for "don't prepend msiexec".

Give it a shot and let me know if you still have problems.

Answered 09/30/2012 by: jknox
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