Completely Silent MSI

Is it possible to make the wrapper and wrapped install package completely silent? The wrapper currently pops up even though we are using the /S option. Can we make it all quiet?

Solution

The /S option is for the wrapped installer to run in silent mode. Wrapped installers have different options that will make them run without a user interface. What these switches depend on the installer framework used to build a particular installer.

You can make your MSI install silently if you have a switch that will make the wrapped installer run in silent mode. Then you can specify that switch when you build your MSI package.

If you are looking for complete silence then you also need the MSI to run in quiet mode. You achieve this by running the msiexec.exe with the /qn switch. This switch means quiet and no interface.

For example:

msiexec.exe /i mypackage.msi /qn

Alternatively, you can use the wrapped arguments to send the switch to the wrapped installer:

msiexec.exe /i mypackage.msi /qn WRAPPED_ARGUMENTS="/S"

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