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How to Create a Dell Command Update MSI Installer Package

Summary: The following article provides information about creating a Dell Command | Update MSI installer package.

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Creating a Dell Command | Update MSI Installer Package

An administrator may create a Microsoft Software Installation (MSI) package for mass deployment.

Note: Dell Command | Update can be downloaded from your Dell Digital Locker account or from the Dell Support Site.
Note: Dell does not support creating MSI packages. We supply this for your information.

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Note: You can find out more about Dell Command | Update on the following link:

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Step-by-Step instructions to create a Dell Command | Update MSI Package:

  1. Right-click the Windows start menu icon and then select Run.

    Start Menu

    (Figure.1 Start Menu Icon on the Taskbar)

  2. In the Run Box, type CMD and then press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER, to run the command prompt as an administrator.

    Run Box

    (Figure.2 Run Box)

  3. The User Account Control (UAC) prompts you to authorize administration access, click Yes. Otherwise carry on to the next step.

  4. In the Command Prompt window, go to the location of the Dell Command | Update executable file.

  5. Type Dell-Command-Update_[VERSION] /PASSTHROUGH /X /B"[EXTRACTION PATH]" and then press the Enter key.

    C:\>Dell-Command-Update_Y2PJJ_WIN_3.1.1_A00.EXE /passthrough /x /b"C:\Temp\DCU3.1"

  6. If you are prompted to upgrade Dell Command | Update, click No. Otherwise carry on to the next step.

    Set Up Pop Up

    (Figure.3 Set up Pop-Up Window)

  7. In the Command Prompt window, type Exit and then press the Enter key.


  8. In Windows Explorer, go to the [EXTRACTION PATH] from step five, and retrieve the Dell Command | Update MSI package.

  1. Download the latest version of Dell Command Update:

  2. Run the Update Package EXE and select Extract. (See Figure.4)

    Dell Update Package

    (Figure.4 Dell Update Package)

  3. Select or create a folder to extract the Dell Update Package contents to.

  4. Go to the folder where the Dell Update Package contents were extracted. (See Figure.5 An example of the extracted files to C:\DCU\ is shown.)

    Dell Command Update Extraction Folder

    (Figure.5 Windows Explorer Folder)

  5. Open an elevated command prompt window in the same directory as the extracted files from steps three and four.

  6. In the elevated command prompt window, type [EXE-NAME] /PASSTHROUGH /X /B"[EXTRACTION PATH]" and press Enter.

  7. During this step, you may receive a warning that the application is to be uninstalled. You can press either Yes or No, it does not impact the extraction process.

  8. The MSI package is now available in the [EXTRACTION PATH] folder.

  • [VERSION] = Software version that is associated with the Dell Command | Update executable.
  • [EXE-NAME] = Indicates the name of the executable file in the extracted contents for the working example, DCU_Setup_4.6.0.exe
  • [EXTRACTION PATH] = Indicates the folder where the MSI file should be extracted to.
  • The [VERSION] and [EXTRACTION PATH] in your environment may differ from the screenshot example.

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Dell Command | Update

Last Published Date

31 Jan 2024



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