This is a probably a pretty basic question but I'm a newb, so please forgive me[X(].

I'm trying to edit a .msi file using Orca so that all the setup questions asked during the initial install are pre-answered and I can completely install a software product with one command (hopingly via command line). I'm somewhat familiar with using Orca to add registry keys to a .msi, but never did a full setup.

I'm guessing I have to start a .mst file and customize the tables to the settings I want, but how do I know what to actually customize?

What's the best strategy for customizing the .mst tables according to the questions asked in the prompts during user interface install?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Hi Nautic,
to do a silent install of an MSI with the default settings, you just have to call it like this:
msiexec /i <yourMSI> /qn
if you have to alter the install, it depends on what you want to do.
Please tell us, which app it is and what do you want to change during install.
Regards, Nick
Answered 03/23/2007 by: nheim
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I appreciate the response.

Right now I'm trying to setup the InfoNet 2.5 application by Wallingford Software. I would like for the .msi (or I guess .mst) to automatically:

1. Accept the company terms and conditions.

2. Allocate a log file, in a specific directory, telling each time the application was deployed from the .mst. (if possible).

3. Select the location for the application to be placed (possibly on a networked hard drive).

4. Add desktop shortcuts.

Any information on how I could complete any of these steps using the .msi table listing in Orca would be helpful.

Thanks again,
Answered 03/26/2007 by: nautic20
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