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I am trying to run an MSP silently and also without rebooting. I have:

msiexec /p "mypatch.msp" /s/v/qn

which basically means run the patch silently / no interaction. The /v I believe is supposed to be the switch to send the 'qn' parameters directly to msiexec. So, in order to tell msiexec to not restart, I would think that saying '/v/norestart' would work, however it does not (the command ends up being invalid and I get the msiexec usage/help dialog)

Is there a way to send multiple parameters to msiexec when installing a patch?

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Silently and nointeraction is the same thing altho silently not exsist in msiexec options. /v is not working like you wrote, /qn alone is parameter same as /norestart

msiexec /p "mypatch.msp" /qn /norestart stands for patch quietly (non gui output)

More info about msiexec:

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thank you but how are these links supposed to help me understand how to send more than one parameter (such as 'qn' and 'norestart' to msiexec when installing a patch? – jJack Dec 5 '12 at 6:11
Sorry, it sliped out somehow, edited post:) But If you visit these links, there are examples.. – week Dec 5 '12 at 6:14
I see no examples dealing with patches and parameters for them :( – jJack Dec 5 '12 at 6:25
That line I wrote in my post... ? – week Dec 5 '12 at 6:32
You are correct, I apologize - I am actually asking the wrong question here. New post here if you're interested:… – jJack Dec 5 '12 at 6:53

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