How to install an msi an msi silently that should be visible to perticular group of users.


I need some help on an msi installation. I need to install the msi in all machines but it should only viable to perticular group of users. How can we write a powershell script or any parameters that should install the msi silently but should be visible to perticular group. Please help me on this.

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Posted by: Hobbsy 5 months ago
Red Belt

Create 2 Managed Installations, one silent and one visible and target different labels with each, don't overcomplicate or spend hours trying to automate what can be done more simply, that's my advice

Posted by: daremo1971 5 months ago
White Belt

If you are trying to have the application only show for a particular group of users, it's not going to be possible through the MSI installer.  The MSI installer is only going to install per machine or per user depending on how it's designed.  You would need to write a script or have something running that checks on logon to hide the icon if a user is not part of a specific security group.

Posted by: Dhivya Shanmugam 5 months ago
White Belt
I wouldn't recommend doing this as a condition in msi but there is a workaround with scriptStep 1: Install the app.Step 2: Export the ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT REGFILE AND EDIT IT AS A -[HKLM\%] in the reg key to remove it and make it a part of package Step 3:Now create a check in any scripting language you use with if else and for the particular group of users to activate this regkey and other shortcut and desktop icon removal.Step 4:This method will remove the ARP entry and all entry points for the users to use the software.
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