command line install error using MSIEXEC

I am running an install from the command line using the following syntax

MSIEXEC /i msiname.msi TRANSFORMS=transform1.mst;transform2.mst

I am trying to deploy this to a 2003 STD Server, it gives me the error

"Error applying transforms. verify that the specified transform paths are valid"

I have checked and double checked everything, i am deploting with MSI v3.01 can anyone shed any light on the problem?

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Posted by: AngelD 14 years ago
Red Belt
Try adding the path to the msi and mst files.
MSIEXEC /i "\\server\share\directory\msiname.msi" TRANSFORMS="\\server\share\directory\transform1.mst;\\server\share\directory\transform2.mst"
be carefull with directories containing space.
Posted by: Merlin 14 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
Thanks AngelD, i already tried that and still i am getting the same and it isnt just me mistyping something, another packager on the team has the same issues?
Thanks for your comments
Posted by: AngelD 14 years ago
Red Belt
Try to pindown the error, just have one transform and see if you get the same error.
Posted by: jdarthur 14 years ago
Yellow Belt
Hi Merlin

Just experienced similar problem this morning. Taking the "S" away from "TRANSFORMS" resolves this. Its strange but it works.
Posted by: AngelD 14 years ago
Red Belt
Property should still be TRANSFORMS for multiple transforms.

From Msi.chm:
to apply three transforms to a package, set TRANSFORMS to a list of file names or to a list of full paths.
Posted by: fosteky 14 years ago
Purple Belt
Have you put a /L*v c:report.txt on the end of your MSIEXEC statement to see if the install log sheds any light?
Posted by: faithkim 11 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
Just my guess...

would you please check "(quotation) ?

msiexec /i xxx.msi transforms="yyy.mst";"zzz.mst" /qb!....

--> if you typed like above, you must exclude quotation in the middle and wrab whole list, that is

msiexec /i xxx.msi transforms="yyy.mst;zzz.mst" /qb!....
Posted by: PackageExpert 11 years ago
Blue Belt
back to basic english :)

ORIGINAL: jdarthur

Hi Merlin

Taking the "S" away from "TRANSFORMS" resolves this.

Posted by: captain_planet 11 years ago
Black Belt
back to basic english - check your signature. Surely you meant "couldn't"? [;)]
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