I'm trying to run an MSI silently but its not successful. when reviewing I notice InstallExecuteSequence doesnt have custom action ExecuteAction with sequece 1300 but it does have it in InstallUISequence. I tried copy that row to InstallExecuteSequence but then I get an error message when trying to run the MSI after that. any ideas?

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  • Where did you copy it to in the InstallExecuteSequence? Did you test with a silent install or a manual install? What attribues did you set on the CA you added to avoid both running when installing manually? Did you actually do the simple thing of logging a manual install and then logging a silent install so that you can compare the logs and find the problem from there? What is the MSI and if it is a vendor product, have you looked in the ITNinja database to see if the solution can be found in there?
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Thanks for the reply,
I added a row in InstallExecuteSequence with ExecuteAction  Sequence 1300.  I didnt set any attributes to avoid running both (im not sure how)
I tested with silent install, it doesnt install when trying silently and I logged the installation regular and silent and saw that executeaction wasnt in the silent install.
Its netbackup Java  console, i did look and couldnt find any information. 
Thanks for the quick reply
Answered 02/08/2015 by: ck357
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The ExecuteAction action has no place anywhere other then in the UI or AdminUI sequences. It is the action which passes control to the execute sequence.

The troublesome CA you are seeking is not this one! :-)

Reference: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa368565(v=vs.85).aspx

Post the logs to a publicly-shared DropBox/OneDrive folder and post the link here. We'll take a look at them. We'll be here all year otherwise.
Answered 02/09/2015 by: VBScab
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