MSI Installer - Possible reboots

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MSI Installer - Possible reboots
Workstations reboot at the end of install. 
Mark De Lorenzo




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Joined: 2015-06-22
A small number of workstations reboot without any prompts. The other workstations get the warning "Close all Office applications before install starts". Then all is good. So our System Center SCCM guys, are concerned about distributing the Office Add-In.

I returned to the "Deploying Office Extensions" documentation and found this text...

You create a regular .MSI installer to install per-user and per-machine Office extensions. To update your Office extension, you uninstall its current version and install the new one.


Is it a requirement to "Uninstall" then "Install"? Do you advise against letting the MSI do the in place upgrade?
Posted 09 Apr, 2019 07:22:06 Top
Mark De Lorenzo




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Joined: 2015-06-22
Piggybacking on my own thread...

Why do I see doubles in my MSI Setup Application Folder?
AddinExpress.OL.2005.dll
AddinExpress.OL.2005.dll
adxloader.dll
adxloader.dll.manifest
adxloader64.dll
adxregistrator.exe
...
Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.dll
Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.dll
Microsoft.Office.Interop.MSProject.dll
Microsoft.Office.Interop.MSProject.dll
Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.dll
Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.dll
etc...
Posted 09 Apr, 2019 08:49:04 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Hello Mark,

Mark De Lorenzo writes:
Is it a requirement to "Uninstall" then "Install"? Do you advise against letting the MSI do the in place upgrade?


No, we don't. As to getting that prompt, we suppose you have DisplayAlerts=false on the add-in module. Anyway, it looks like you get that prompt from the MSI system itself: it finds out the files locked and informs you about this.

Mark De Lorenzo writes:
Why do I see doubles in my MSI Setup Application Folder?


I don't know. I can guess one day something went wrong.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 10 Apr, 2019 04:57:58 Top