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  • Hi,
    How I do install the server.msi without any user intervention.
    All I found in the MS docs is to run:
    MsiExec.exe /i Server.msi SERVER=EE
    which opens a GUI window ... :(
    Wednesday, December 31, 2008 9:12 AM

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  • Hi Liran,

    I'm not sure what part of the install you are trying to do, but you can use the lcscmd.exe to run a command line install of OCS. Here is the Technet article that covers all the command line options for OCS, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb894706.aspx.


    Wednesday, December 31, 2008 12:19 PM

    Hi Will,
    I've reviewed the information listed that - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb905885.aspx
    the problem is that MsiExec.exe /i Server.msi SERVER=EE command opens a GUI window ...
    how can I automate the installtion without any user intervention ?
    e.g. a windows installation that uses an answer file or a script with all of the parameters configured there.


    Wednesday, December 31, 2008 12:29 PM
  • Hi Liran,

    The article states "An installation wizard appears to prompt the user through the process." so I'm not sure why they are calling it a command line option. I've heard people talk about doing a command line install but but I don't see it actually documented, it appears to only let you activate the install using the command line not the actual install.


    Wednesday, December 31, 2008 1:48 PM
  • I was hoping for a different answer ...
    there has to be a way to install it via script / command line
    it doesn't make sense to install the MSI files by using GUI and activating by using a command line ...

    Wednesday, December 31, 2008 1:51 PM
  • Is there a way to configure the paramters for the server.msi installation ? for instance as a text file with all the configurations ?
    Wednesday, December 31, 2008 9:13 PM
  • Have you tried using the regular msiexec parameters for a silent or quiet installation? The command you referenced should open a GUI window and wait for user interaction because you haven't told it not to. Check out http://www.ss64.com/nt/msiexec.html for a full list of switches.

    Maybe something like MSIExec.exe /qb /i Server.msi SERVER=EE would work? 
    Friday, January 2, 2009 9:57 PM