MSIEXEC: Make installation of InstMsiA.exe possible

Tobias Burnus burnus at
Sat Nov 6 10:52:26 CST 2004


Hans Leidekker wrote:
> I have an InstMsiA.exe that uses two undocumented msiexec command line
> parameters: /m and /D and uses an undocumented modifier (!) with the /q
> parameter. Our msiexec fails when it encounters these and responds with
> a usage message.

For /m I found the following, don't know whether it helps.


According to

msiexec /m MIF /qn /I DKMSI INSTALLDIR="C:\MyDir"

Where MIF represents the Management Information File -- 8 characters 

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