Hi,

I am creating a server installation image using msi for minitab 15_11 and run a batch file as follows:

msiexec.exe /a "d:\Minitab\Minitab 15 English.msi" /qn MINITAB_LICENSE_FILE="27000@hostname" TARGETDIR="\\server\shared image\Minitab 15" DEFFILELOC="UserProfile\My Documents" SHORCUT="" UPDATE="" /L*v "d:\MTB15SetupLog.txt"
pause

(where hostname is the IP address of the license manager machine).

In the log file, it stops at the following section and seems to stay at this point (it has been at this point for 15 minutes)

MSI (s) (58:08) [14:24:59:301]: Machine policy value 'MaxPatchCacheSize' is 10
Action start 14:24:59: CostInitialize.

So what I am tempted to do is install the server installation image to D instead of directly to the server path and then copy the whole directory to the server in case this is some issue with network traffic. Would this resolve the problem?
Anyone come across similar issue with the MSI stopping at CostInitialize?

Thanks,
Paul
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Must be a novell network issue or our network at least.
Tried doing this on my standalone home PC and it works perfectly.

msiexec.exe /a "C:\Minitab\Minitab 15 English.msi" /qn MINITAB_LICENSE_FILE=27000@hostname TARGETDIR="c:\Minitab 15" DEFFILELOC="UserProfile\My Documents" SHORTCUT="" UPDATE="" /L*v "c:\SetupLog.txt"

Note that on the network when I run say via command prompt
msiexec.exe /a "c:\minitab\minitab 15 English.msi"
it then seems to hang at the point checking System requirements and just can't get past this for some reason.

So will now try and copy the extracted image files from c:\Minitab 15 to the server location manually and see what happens.
Answered 02/13/2008 by: scopsm
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the overwhelming majority of your command-line arguments redundant for an admin install? All an admin install does is extract the files and copy the MSI, no? All the property stuff is ignored, surely?
Answered 02/14/2008 by: VBScab
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You can do it either way, by including the extra parameters, it just means you don't have to enter those manually when doing the admin install.

I could also use simply the following
msiexec.exe /a "c:\minitab\minitab 15 English.msi"
and then go through the installation prompts.

Either way, it just seems to stop at determining system requirements yesterday. Will give it another go today.
Answered 02/14/2008 by: scopsm
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Have you tried running a process monitor to see what's going on in more detail?
Answered 02/14/2008 by: VBScab
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