How to install .msi files on Vista.

I've been running Vista for about two months now. One thing I've noticed is installing msi files (install files) is a pain.  One way around this is to create a small bach file that uses the msiexec.exe executable to launch the msi. When referencing the file names, you must fully qualify them.

Here's an example of one I used to install the Power Tools for Team Foundation Server:

C:\Windows\System32\msiExec.exe -i  C:\Users\rternier\Documents\Downloads\tfpt.msi

Once you have a batch file (.bat) with that in it, right click it, and choose Run As Administrator.

And there you go.


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