What is "SlipStream" in MSI and how do we use it?

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  • Must be something rather unique. A search on Google gave me just 55.000 hits, none msi related.
    Are you sure you don't mean other streams (Like summary information stream ea)
  • My guess would be this was an interview question but the OP misheard. The question was most likely about slip-streaming, viz. patching clients versus patching an AIP.
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SlipStream method is nothing but steaming the .msp file with MSI file.


First you need to type the below command:

Msiexec /a “Path of MSI” /p “Path of MSP”


By doing this the size of the MSI file will increase, and then we create a .mst file for the newly created MSI. Then you will have to use the new msi and MST file for installation. No need of msp file.


This is what is SlipStream Method.

Answered 09/04/2013 by: rvprasad
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