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. 

Remember:  Well behaving custom action will honor the value of this public property.


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.