Debugging silent install

i have an setup.exe associated with .MSI file and i tried to do install
with this command line :
setup.exe /S /v"/l* c:\temp\install.txt ADDLOCAL=ALL TRANSFORMS=\"c:\temp\test.mst\""
but it seems some custom action or properties not appear in the log file
because .MSI needs to write data into one MSSQL base and it is missing.
In the MSI file ( install EXE sequence ), i didn't see one custom action
to do that.
If somebody have an idea in which part i can try :
- properties ?
- features ?
- install UI sequence ?
Thanks for helps.

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Answers (4)

Posted by: anonymous_9363 12 years ago
Red Belt
One, abandon using the set-up stub and use the MSI directly. Two, check your command line: I think you have an error in the value you're passing with the TRANSFORMS property, specifically, the leading backslash.

As for the Custom Action, does it exist in the transform?
Posted by: philippe_tang_10 12 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
Hello, i found the solution by editing the script file : setup.inx
it contains the fileds recognized by the file : setup.exe
and i tried the syntax :
setup.exe adminname=xxxx adminpwd=xxxx /S /v"/l* c:\temp\install.txt ADDLOCAL=ALL TRANSFORMS=\"c:\temp\test.mst\""
and it works correctly.
Posted by: philippe_tang_10 12 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
hope it can help
Posted by: anonymous_9363 12 years ago
Red Belt
It might help to know what application this is connected with! :-)

Rather than tell us here, why not create a 'Package KB' for the application? Once it's appeared (entries are moderated), you can use the link at the top of this page to link the thread to the 'Package KB' entry.
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