Normally I would install an MSI something like this:

msiexec.exe /i \\server\volume\path\something.msi

But let's say the \\server\volume changes based upon location?

So I set a system variable on the XP workstation for something like:

But it seems you can't then do:

msiexec.exe /i INSTALLABC\path\something.msi

I'm sure I'm doing something wrong.

Do I need to reference the variable differently somehow?
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Below should be correct
msiexec.exe /i %INSTALLABC%\path\something.msi

however; I would point to a DFS share instead.
Answered 07/11/2009 by: AngelD
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Is a better way.

You install the msi local and add your DFS-Share to msi sourcelist.

msiexec /i "c:\temp\abc.msi" SOURCELIST="\\abc\abc"
Answered 08/05/2009 by: wonde
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