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Desktop Shortcut path is corrupt when MSI file is deployed silently.

02/12/2015 1999 views
Hello I am new to software packaging and deploying. I am having a problem with one of the msi installers that I am attempting to deploy. The shortcut path is getting corrupted. When I run it normally with prompts it works fine and the shortcut path is correct but when running it with the /qn (quiet mode) switch the shortcut target path points to the user desktop and not the folder where the .exe is. I am attempting to create a transform that both creates a shortcut in the Start Menu folder and corrects the shortcut problem. Any ideas why this might be happening? 
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When you run a silent install, the UI Sequence is not run at all. What is most likely happening is that during a normal install, properties are set in the UI Sequence that are then passed to the Execute sequence. This does not happen on a silent install. Therefore, you need to get a verbose log of a normal install and examine the property listing generated during the UI sequence. Then try setting these properties in your transform.
Answered 02/12/2015 by: EdT
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  • Thank you EdT!
 
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