MSI installation with no user interaction

msiexec has a lot of options that can be configured according to how you want to install MSI. The following command shows a progress bar with no user interaction and prints a log.

msiexec /I “product_name.msi” /qb /Lv* “C:\install.log” INSTALLLEVEL=200 ALLUSERS=1


Here is a complete guide:-

msiexec /Option [Optional Parameter]

Install Options
        Installs or configures a product
        Administrative install – Installs a product on the network
    /j [/t ] [/g ]
        Advertises a product – m to all users, u to current user
        Uninstalls the product
Display Options
        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)
        Help information
Restart Options
        Do not restart after the installation is complete
        Prompts the user for restart if necessary
        Always restart the computer after installation
Logging Options
        i – Status messages
        w – Nonfatal warnings
        e – All error messages
        a – Start up of actions
        r – Action-specific records
        u – User requests
        c – Initial UI parameters
        m – Out-of-memory or fatal exit information
        o – Out-of-disk-space messages
        p – Terminal properties
        v – Verbose output
        x – Extra debugging information
        + – Append to existing log file
        ! – Flush each line to the log
        * – Log all information, except for v and x options
        Equivalent of /l*
Update Options
    /update [;Update2.msp]
        Applies update(s)
    /uninstall [;Update2.msp] /package
        Remove update(s) for a product
Repair Options
        Repairs a product
        p – only if file is missing
        o – if file is missing or an older version is installed (default)
        e – if file is missing or an equal or older version is installed
        d – if file is missing or a different version is installed
        c – if file is missing or checksum does not match the calculated value
        a – forces all files to be reinstalled
        u – all required user-specific registry entries (default)
        m – all required computer-specific registry entries (default)
        s – all existing shortcuts (default)
        v – runs from source and recaches local package
Setting Public Properties

Consult the Windows ® Installer SDK for additional documentation on the
command line syntax.


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