I would like to start an MSI which lives on network share, however the msiexec 'help' dialog shows instead (which indicates something is wrong with the process start info):
string testPath1 = @"\\mynetwork.share.com\dev\builds 1.0\product.msi"; //DOESN'T WORK string testPath2 = @"C:\users\username\desktop\product.msi"; //DOES WORK ProcessStartInfo startMsiexecProcess = new ProcessStartInfo(@"C:\windows\system32\msiexec.exe"); startMsiexecProcess.Arguments = @"/i " + testPath1; Process.Start(startMsiexecProcess);
I have tried variations on the testPath1 - ie not using fully qualified name, and other network shares. I have tried adjusting the spacing on the Arguments, as well.
Finally, if I change the 'local' path to a fully qualified format like this:
string testPath2 = @"\\mylocalmachine.domain.com\c$\users\username\desktop\product.msi";
..it does work correctly. So this gives me confidence that it is likely not a badly formed string causing the issue when I try to execute this on the network share.
Is this possible to run an msi from network share?