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Some PaperCut customers with Windows clients have requested an MSI-based installation method that would create an entry allowing uninstalling within Windows Control Panel Programs & Features.

Some customers also requested that our pc-client.exe file have a version number for tracking version history, which is especially important for Help Desk staff.

However, since our installer is user specific, only the user who ran the installation can see the program entry in the Windows Control Panel Add/Remove Programs interface. This is a limitation for some customer sites.

How do I solve this?

One customer solved this dilemma by installing the client via command line using this syntax:
msiexec /i pc-client-admin-deploy.msi /qn /norestart ALLUSERS=1

(displays no user interface, no restart option, global settings to apply for all users)

This link has our main instructions for MSI installation options:
https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-user-client.html#user-client-msi-deploy

This link has more Windows MSI Installer Command Line installation options:
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa372024.aspx


Categories: Implementation / Deployment, Configuration, Tips & Tricks


Keywords: MSI, silent, install, Windows

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Article last modified on April 10, 2017, at 07:51 PM
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