I am trying to install Shockwave Package from the following share, batch runs but does not install application, any ideas?

\\??.???.???.???\zen\Snapshot\XP\Shockwave 1161629\Shockwave.bat

ECHO Installing Adobe Shockwave Player..
ECHO Please Wait
start /wait MSIEXEC /I "Shockwave_Installer_Full.MSI" ALLUSERS=TRUE REBOOT=SUPPRESS /QB
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UNC paths are not supported as a working directory for cmd.exe, so it will use a local path when it runs msiexec. Try this instead:

start /wait MSIEXEC /I "%~dp0Shockwave_Installer_Full.MSI" ALLUSERS=TRUE REBOOT=SUPPRESS /QB

%~dp0 is the full path of the script that was run (%0) modified to just use the drive (d) and path (p), and includes the trailing \ in the path.

If that doesn't work, try turning on logging and checking the log file for a return code, then comparing it with the FAQ below.


Migrating the FAQ from the old appdeploy site appears to be still going on because of the complexity of that FAQ page. If you need specifics on how to get the MSI log, find the error code, or if the FAQ page doesn't have the info for the error code you find, reply and I will do what I can to help you.
Answered 03/29/2012 by: ncsutmf
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