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How to install using msiexec?


The msiexec command is very useful if we got to uninstall VirusScan using a batch file.

But can it be used in order to make a customized installation?

For example:

msiexec installationfile.msi /menu1=choiceA /field2=valueB /checkbox3=yes_or_no

Otherwise, using the exe file:

installationfile.exe /menu1=choiceA /field2=valueB  /checkbox3=yes_or_no

Thanks for your answer!

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Re: How to install using msiexec?

Hello gvf,

Could you please confirm whether  you are  trying to install Mcafee enterprise version or the home version ? 


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Re: How to install using msiexec?

Hi Dinz,

Sorry, it's the enterprise version.

on 09/04/10 13:07:12 GMT+01:00
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Re: How to install using msiexec?


Thanks for the quick response, I shall move your thread to the enterprise community where you will get help soon.

Dinesh K
McAfee Community Moderator

Re: How to install using msiexec?

You can customise VirusScan with the Installation Designer- find it where you download your software on the downloads page using your grant number:


( I think for the US)


Message was edited by: jmcleish on 09/04/10 07:50:18 CDT

Re: How to install using msiexec?

Hi gvf,

thought about installing using VSE setup.exe? We started installing our systems with msiexec, too but switched to the setup possibility when installing VSE85 and now VSE87. You can customize your installation with a lot of parameters explained in the installation guide of VSE. (Installation options and properties)

Installation guide:

e.g. (from guide)

Silently install all features: setup.exe ADDLOCAL=ALL /q

Install more than one feature: Use a comma to separate more than one feature. For example, to install the on-access
scanner and Script Scan, run setup.exe ADDLOCAL=OnAccessScanner,ScriptScan /q

Install all features except one: setup.exe ADDLOCAL=ALL REMOVE=ScriptScan /q

Silently remove all features: setup.exe REMOVE=ALL /q

Install features using a loud installation: Omit the /q option in any of the command-line examples shown here.

Regards, Tim

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