Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Optional Command Line Settings

The following table shows the optional settings available for the msiexec.exe MSI installer. Type the optional settings on the command line after msiexec.exe with a space between each setting.

  • NOTE: See support.microsoft.com for full details about all the command line switches for the Windows Installer Tool.
Table 1. Command Line Settings for MSI Installer . The following table provides information on the command line settings for MSI installer and its result.

Setting

Result

/i <Package|Product Code>

This command installs or configures a product.

/i SysMgmt.msi – Installs the Server Administrator software.

/i SysMgmt.msi /qn

This command carries out a fresh installation of version 6.1.

/x <Package|Product Code>

This command uninstalls a product.

/x SysMgmt.msi – Uninstalls the Server Administrator software.

/q[n|b|r|f]

This command sets the user interface (UI) level.

/q or /qn – no UI. This option is used for silent and unattended installation. /qb – basic UI. This option is used for unattended but not silent installation. /qr – reduced UI. This option is used for unattended installation while displaying a modal dialog box showing install progress. /qf – full UI. This option is used for standard attended installation.

/f[p|o|e|d|c|a|u|m|s|v]<Package|ProductCode>

This command repairs a product.

/fp – This option reinstalls a product only if a file is missing.

/fo – This option reinstalls a product if a file is missing or if an older version of a file is installed.

/fe – This option reinstalls a product if a file is missing or an equal or older version of a file is installed.

/fd – This option reinstalls a product if a file is missing or a different version of a file is installed.

/fc – This option reinstalls a product if a file is missing or the stored checksum value does not match the calculated value.

/fa – This option forces all files to reinstall.

/fu – This option rewrites all required user-specific registry entries.

/fm – This option rewrites all required system-specific registry entries.

/fs – This option overwrites all existing shortcuts.

/fv – This option runs from the source and re-caches the local package. Do not use the /fv reinstall option for the first installation of an application or feature.

INSTALLDIR=<path>

This command installs a product to a specific location. If you specify an install directory with this switch, it must be created manually prior to executing the CLI install commands or they fail with no error or message.

/i SysMgmt.msi INSTALLDIR=c:\OpenManage /qn – installs a product to a specific location using c:\OpenManage as the install location.

For example, running msiexec.exe /i SysMgmt.msi /qn installs Server Administrator features on each remote system based on the system's hardware configuration. This installation is done silently and unattended.


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