Trying to install MSP file RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have written a script that successfully installs three MSIs. One of those needs updating. I can't get the MSP to install. The MSI switch help menu keeps coming up.

    $sgnDir = "\\server\ad_software_install$\SGN"
    Set-Location $sgnDir

    $sgnclient_W8_10_x64 = "/I 2-SGNClient_x64.msi /QB /NORESTART /L*vx $env:Windir\Temp\SGNClient_x64-$env:computername.log ADDLOCAL=Client,BaseEncryption,BitLockerSupport,CredentialProvider,NextGenDataProtection"

    $return = Start-Process msiexec.exe -ArgumentList $sgnclient_W8_10_x64 -Wait -passthru

    That all works fine

    I then try this

    $client_patch_x86="/update 4-SGN_8.0_Windows_Client_Rollup_Patch_x86.msp /QB /NORESTART /L*vx $env:Windir\Temp\SGNPatch_x86-$env:computername.log"

    $return = Start-Process msiexec.exe -ArgumentList  $client_patch_x86 -Wait -passthru

    This doesn't work. What am I missing?

    All help would be much appreciated.

    Best wishes


    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 3:46 PM

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  • msiexec /p “<msp file name with path>” /qn


    • Proposed as answer by BOfH-666 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1:30 AM
    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 8:01 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for the reply. The command is now

    $client_patch_x86="/p 4-SGN_8.0_Windows_Client_Rollup_Patch_x86.msp /QB /NORESTART"

    $return = Start-Process msiexec.exe -ArgumentList  $client_patch_x86 -Wait -passthru

    When I do that I get this.

    Any ideas why that would be? I can double click the msp file from that path with no issue.

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:26 AM
  • Start-Process msiexec  -ArgumentList  '/p -4-SGN_8.0_Windows_Client_Rollup_Patch_x86.msp /qn'


    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:46 AM
  • Thanks for the quick reply. 

    I have tried that and I don't see msiexec running in processes. Should /qb work? It would be nice to watch it install, the change to /qn. I am not getting the msi switches screen anymore.

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 8:24 AM
  • Hi Michael,

    According to your situation, please also try with the last example in the article below:
    msiexec /i A:\Example.msi PATCH=msipatch.msp;msipatch2.msp /qb

    If you need further help, please feel free to let us know.

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    Thursday, March 22, 2018 9:09 AM
  • Thanks for the feedback. I have gone back to basics and trying to run it from CMD first, then I will take it back to PowerShell.

    I have tried this

    C:\Windows\system32>msiexec /i \\server\ad_software_install$\SGN\2-SGNClient_x86.msi  PATCH=\\server\ad_software_install$\SGN\4-SGN_8.0_Windows_Client_Rollup_Patch_x86.msp /qb

    This give me this result

    I then tried this

    C:\Windows\system32>msiexec /update \\server\ad_software_install$\SGN\2-SGNClient_x86.msi  PATCH=\\server\ad_software_install$\SGN\4-SGN_8.0_Windows_Client_Rollup_Patch_x86.msp /qb

    This gave me this result

    Any thoughts?

    Thursday, March 22, 2018 10:21 AM
  • The error is telling 7you exactly what you have to do.  Contact the vendor for a fix.

    This is a scripting forum. It is no a place to get help with third party installers.  Please contact the vendor.


    Thursday, March 22, 2018 10:29 AM
  • I was having the same problem until I used the full path, here is a snippet of the powershell I ran:

    $ScriptDirectory = split-path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    $msi = "$ScriptDirectory\SGNClient_x64.msi"
    $msp = "$ScriptDirectory\SGN8005Patch1804_x64.msp"
    $cfg = "`"Managed Client `(Default`).msi`""
    $logfile = "`"$env:SystemRoot\Temp\SafeguardClientx64.log`""

    $Arguments = @(
                    $logfile )

    Process {
        Write-Host "Installating $Application with Arguments $Arguments"
        $Install = Start-Process -FilePath msiexec.exe -ArgumentList $Arguments -wait -PassThru
        $Exitcode = $Install.ExitCode

    hope that helps,

    Best regards,

    - ISH

    Monday, January 7, 2019 6:06 PM