How to run an installer without installing the product


To run an installer without actually installing the product set the value of EXECUTEMODE property to “None” in the command line:


MsiExec /I MyProduct.msi EXECUTEMODE=None


That will let you to test-run your installer without actually updating the target system. 



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Comments (1)

  1. Kris says:

    Thanks. Very timely. I am just building my first installshield-msi project and I will use it to test it out.