Pass parameters to MSI installer

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AlexLux
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Pass parameters to MSI installer

Post by AlexLux » Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:02 pm

Hello,
i'm trying to pass parameters to OpenVPN-2.5-beta1-amd64.msi, but it has no effect. I need to install Open VPN with no GUI/services on client side.
I've tried variants:

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msiexec.exe /i d:\OpenVPN-2.5-beta1-amd64.msi /qn /norestart /log d:\log.log SELECT_SHORTCUTS=0 SELECT_SERVICE=0 SELECT_OPENVPNGUI=0 SELECT_ASSOCIATIONS=0 SELECT_OPENSSL_UTILITIES=0 SELECT_LAUNCH=0
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msiexec.exe /i d:\OpenVPN-2.5-beta1-amd64.msi /qn /norestart /log d:\log.log WRAPPED_ARGUMENTS="/S /SELECT_SHORTCUTS=0 /SELECT_SERVICE=0 /SELECT_OPENVPNGUI=0 /SELECT_ASSOCIATIONS=0 /SELECT_OPENSSL_UTILITIES=0 /SELECT_LAUNCH=0"
, but GUI was installed anyway.
When i use NSIS installer (ver 2.4.9), it works great - no GUI is installed.
Where did i go wrong?
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TinCanTech
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Re: Pass parameters to MSI installer

Post by TinCanTech » Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:18 pm

This may not have been implemented in the MSI installer, yet..

AlexLux
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Re: Pass parameters to MSI installer

Post by AlexLux » Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:24 am

How to know it for sure?

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