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Run an .msi installer file as Administrator

I was trying to install the .Net Pet Shop 4.0 on Windows Vista and kept getting the error:  The source was not found, but some or all event logs could not be searched.  Inaccessible logs: Security.  There is no right click option, Run as administrator for .msi files.  You can, however, run the CMD prompt as Admin, then the following:

msiexec  /a "Microsoft .NET Pet Shop 4.0.msi"

Another useful command to crack open a .msi installer file:

msiexec /a "Microsoft .NET Pet Shop 4.0.msi" /qb TARGETDIR=c:\temp

Posted on Sunday, March 2, 2008 8:07 AM | Back to top

This article is part of the GWB Archives. Original Author: KEN HORTSCH

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