Hi there,

I'm trying to silently install Camtasia, but the installation kills explorer. 

The command is:
msiexec.exe /i "camtasia.msi" /qn COMPANYNAME="COMP" USERNAME="Authorized User" TSC_SOFTWARE_KEY="KEY" TSC_LICENSEMODE="Full" TSC_SHOWREGISTERONLINEDIALOG="false" TSC_REDIRECTTOTHANKYOUPAGE="false" TSC_UPDATE_ENABLE="0"

After the installation, explorer is killed and can be started with Task Manager > New Task > Explorer.exe

Is there a way to tell the command not to kill Explorer? I tried to find it on Google, but i seriously can't find a correct answer. 

Greetings,

Mark
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First of all you would need to find what/which action terminates explorer.exe process. If this is a custom action you may try to disable it. If this is handled by the MSI mechnisms you may try with:
MSIRESTARTMANAGERCONTROL=Disable (I would also add REBOOT=ReallySuppress a.k.a /noreboot)

If some of the files installed by the MSI package are loaded into Windows shell (are in use by the explorer.exe process) Windows Installer engine should create entries in PendingFileRenameOperation registry value and these files will be replaced on next reboot (you can't replace files that are curently loaded by some process(es) ).
Answered 01/20/2017 by: rad33k
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  • Thanks for your comment.

    I'm going to try REBOOT=ReallySuppress & MSIRESTARTMANAGERCONTROL=Disable

    How can i determine what/which action kills the explorer? Do you have any tips/ any tools? I'm a beginner in packaging.

    Thx!
  • Thanks! REBOOT=ReallySuppress & MSIRESTARTMANAGERCONTROL=Disable worked!!
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