MSI Switches

Windows Installer


Display Options
/quiet Quiet mode, no user interaction
/passive Unattended mode - progress bar only
/q[nbrf]
Sets user interface level
n - No UI
b - Basic UI
r - Reduced UI
f - Full UI (default)


Repair Options
/f[pecmsodauv] 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


Restart Options
/norestart Do not restart after the installation is complete
/promptrestart Prompts the user for restart if necessary
/forcerestart Always restart the computer after installation


Logging Options
/l[iwearucmopvx+!*]
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
/log


Update Options
/update [;Update2.msp] Applies update(s)
/uninstall [;Update2.msp] /package
Remove update(s) for a product


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