Silently Installing the Windows 7 AIK
Posted by Trevor Sullivan on 2011/02/08
So I’m working on some automated lab build “stuff” and I tried to silently install the Windows 7 AIK using a simple call to msiexec. Apparently there is something built into the Windows 7 AIK MSI package that prevents it from being installed non-interactively. This is a bit frustrating.
Upon execution of the msiexec command, I received a message in the MSI log, stating: “This MSI can only be installed with full UI.”
I would surmise that, with some MSI hacking, or using a transform, this behavior could be circumvented.
Simon and Samuel both posted a solution in the comments. You can use a transform included in the WAIK, like this:
msiexec /i waikx86.msi TRANSFORMS=”waikx86.mst” /qn
msiexec /i waikamd64.msi TRANSFORMS=”waikamd64.mst” /qn
Thanks for the help folks!
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