I deployed a .MSI file via SCCM and it hangs and never finishes. It also won't write anything to the log file. I have this command line.


"C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe" /i /q "C:\MSIs\QuickTime.msi" /L*V+! "c:\build\AppleQT.log"

It hangs in TaskMan and never finishes and does not create the AppleQT.log file. Is there anything wrong with my syntax?

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msiexec /i "C:\MSIs\QuickTime.msi" /q  /L*V+! "c:\build\AppleQT.log"

The problem is that you didn't have the path to the file directly after the /i. This will cause problems.

Answered 07/06/2012 by: Ben M
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  • Also, as far as I know you really don't know need the full path to the msiexec command.
  • You do not need the full path to any executable that is findable via the search path of windows.
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That means, it's unable to start the installation process..

Execute the following command without /q and see what error you are getting.

msiexec /i "C:\MSIs\QuickTime.msi" /L*V+! "c:\build\AppleQT.log"

Also, check C:\build folder is existing or not

Answered 07/06/2012 by: jagadeish
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is the MSI service running properly?

Check and update your windows installer if required.

Answered 07/08/2012 by: piyushnasa
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Do you have AppleApplicationSupport installed? I think it's a requirement for Quicktime and needs to be installed before you start the installation of Quicktime.

I might be wrong though, been a while since my last Quicktime package.

Answered 07/09/2012 by: andemats
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