Exe installer woes

Hello Everyone,


I am trying to deploy an exe that should install 3 applications for a 3d printer, (updater, Controller, and slicer)

 after extracting the exe, it does not technically "Contain" an MSI installer.

It has .rsrc .rdata .data, etc...


/? on the exe returns

/S Hide initialization Dialog. For silent mode use: /S /v/qn

/V parameters to MsiExec.exe

/UA<url to InstmsiA.exe

/UW<url to InstMsiW.exe>

/UM<url to msi package>

/US<url to IsScript.msi>


When i run the command 

installer.exe /S /vqn

Under domain admin, in an elevated command prompt the application installs successfully.

If i use that same command in PDQ Deploy, PDQ deploy receives a successful code, but the application is not installed. More specifically, 1 out of the 3 applications is deployed.
This code works at command prompt, and creates an install log
installer.exe /S /v"/qnL*V "C:\InstallLog.log""
but hangs in PDQ.
On hang below are the events that are produced:
eventID 1035: MSI Reconfigured.
After 2-3 minutes EventID 8224: The VSS service is shutting down due to idle timeout.


Date Votes
  • Try escaping the inner quotes

    installer.exe /S /v"/qn L*V \"C:\InstallLog.log\""

    Also, naming the log "output.log" will make PDQ show it in the deployment results

    installer.exe /S /V"/qn /norestart ALLUSERS=1 L*V output.log"





  • Neither command produced a log file, both on C:\ or within PDQ.

    Each spawned a single MSI process under the Deploy User, but the applications did not install.


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