.NET Framework - msiexec /a

Asked By Radtherap on 03-Aug-07 06:14 PM
I have given up trying to install the Office Compatibility msi through group
policy and am now just trying to install through my script.

Using "msiexec /i" and my file on a test account, it begins the install
process but then I get an error that tells me I don't have sufficient rights
to install this package.

But when I use "msiexec /a" it just flashes the install pop-up and ends
without actually going through with the install.

I've come to the conclusion that Microsoft just hates me, because I have
spent two FULL days on something in an attempt to save myself time - and I
could have deployed this manually by now...

Please, please help me - I will send you chocolate if you can get this to
work!




Vadim Rapp replied on 04-Aug-07 01:06 AM
R> I have given up trying to install the Office Compatibility msi through
R> group policy and am now just trying to install through my script.

R> Using "msiexec /i" and my file on a test account, it begins the install
R> process but then I get an error that tells me I don't have sufficient
R> rights to install this package.

R> But when I use "msiexec /a" it just flashes the install pop-up and ends
R> without actually going through with the install.

R> I've come to the conclusion that Microsoft just hates me, because I have
R> spent two FULL days on something in an attempt to save myself time - and
R> I could have deployed this manually by now...

R> Please, please help me - I will send you chocolate if you can get this
R> to work!

As for the rights, make sure you are administrator of the computer.

As for the admin install, some Microsoft installations don't have
administrative sequence. Microsoft Office, if I'm not mistaken, is one of
them indeed. So it's by design.

Vadim Rapp
Radtherap replied on 04-Aug-07 03:22 PM
Thanks for your reply and information.

I am not logged in as Administrator by design, because the users on my
network do not have administrative rights - how does Microsoft propose
sending this update out to multiple users?

In a large enterprise spread out over numerous locations, it's not unusual
to have different versions of software running - did they not realize that
people would need to send this update out the same way we send out other
Windows/Microsoft update?

Very, very frustrating...
Owen Gilmore replied on 06-Aug-07 01:28 PM
On Aug 4, 12:22 pm, Radtherapy <Radther...@>

If you're talking about an office 2007 app, they are different from
2003 and you can no longer use msiexec  to install them.  Use the
setup.exe and configure it with the /admin option or an xml file.

Office 2003, however, definitely does have an admin install.  We've
used it to deploy office and update the install to a desired patch
level.

Owen