Fix App-V Sequencer Generated MSI Packages

In Windows 10 1607, Windows Installer packages (.MSI files) generated by the App-V sequencer (version 5.1 and earlier) fail to install on computers with the in-box App-V client. When you try to install such a MSI, you get the following error message even if in-box App-V client is enabled on the machine. Microsoft Application Virtualization … Read more

Cabinet file has become larger than the system limit

In case of huge package, the following error message may appears during the compilation of the MSI: . To solve this problem: Go to “Installation Expert” Then go to the “Media” section Select the “Compress files into external CAB files” for the “Compression Option” and set “Max Media size” to 500 MB

Re-caching then Repairing MSI

This documentation details the way to re-cache a MSI file then launch its reparation. It can help for example if we have to re-run an Active Setup whether the MSI has been deleted from the cache…   1. Copy MSI First thing to do is to copy the MSI in a cache location. That location … Read more

Active Setup

1. What is Active Setup Active Setup is a component of Windows.   It’s a registry key present in HKLM:   And HKCU:   In HKLM, each sub-key contains the following entries: [KeyName] is the name of the Sub-Key (Usually the UpgradeCode of the MSI) ComponentID is usually the name of the Application (“ProductName” MSI … Read more

Assemblies Silent Install

To install assembly files, gacutil must be used. So it must first be copied on the workstation if it’s not present.   The following command can be used to perform a silent installation:

ODBC Connections

This article details the way to manage ODBC connections manually using the registry. These registry entries can be added in an installation package (in a MSI, MST, or imported using a script). No reboot or log-off / logon is required. . Create a New Data Source to SQL Server . Registry Create a .reg file … Read more

MSU Silent Install

MSU are the Microsoft Update files. To install a MSU file, wusa.exe can be used. To perform a logged silent installation, the following command can be used: wusa.exe “C:\Workdir\MyFile.msu” /quiet /norestart /log:C:\Logs\MyFile-Install.evtx  

MSIExec Commands

MSIExec commands allow installing, patching or removing packages silently. Here is a little memo with the most used command.   Install MSI %systemroot%\system32\msiexec.exe -I “C:\PackageFolder\setup.msi” /qn /L*xv “C:\LogFolder\install_msi.log”   Install MSI transformed by MST %systemroot%\system32\msiexec.exe -I “C:\PackageFolder\setup.msi” TRANSFORMS=”C:\PackageFolder\setup.mst” /qn /L*xv “C:\LogFolder\install_msi.log”   Install MSP %systemroot%\system32\msiexec.exe -P “C:\PackageFolder\patch.msp” /qn /L*xv “C:\LogFolder\patch_msp.log”   Uninstall MSI %systemroot%\system32\msiexec.exe -X … Read more

MSI Properties

MSI Properties are global variables used by Windows Installer during an installation. . MSDN Link :     ADDLOCAL The value of the ADDLOCAL property is a list of features that are delimited by commas, and are to be installed locally. ADDLOCAL=ALL means that all features will be installed.     ALLUSERS The ALLUSERS property configures … Read more