msiexec /Option <Required Parameter> [Optional Parameter]
</package | /i> <Product.msi>
Installs or configures a product
/a <Product.msi> Administrative install - Installs a product on the network /j<u|m> <Product.msi> [/t <Transform List>] [/g <Language ID>]
Advertises a product - m to all users, u to current user
</uninstall | /x> <Product.msi | ProductCode>
Uninstalls the product
Quiet mode, no user interaction
Unattended mode - progress bar only
Sets user interface level
n - No UI
b - Basic UI
r - Reduced UI
f - Full UI (default)
Do not restart after the installation is complete
Prompts the user for restart if necessary
Always restart the computer after installation
i - Status messages
You most certainly could, but you would have to do that for every .msi exec you wanted to run. If the op has the installer on the computer, then it should install Ok. Otherwise , download from the link and install. He will then have no need in the future to do anymore than click the .msi to run it.
Easiest way, but not everyones taste for some reason, is to be logged in as the global administrator, then it will run anyway.
I got it to install with msiexec via command prompt (I actually created a BAT file) BUT I don't know where it installed it.
I got the installED finished window. Now how do I find out where it is installed????????
It also does not appear in my list of installed programs or in my start menu.
I also searched the registry for some key words but found nothing.
The mystery continues.
The issue was NOT that I couldn't run the install BUT that it wanted to be installed with "Run as Administrator".
Rt clicking an MSI file does not give u that option. If I clicked INSTALL it came back and told me it needed to be RUN AS ADMIN.....