Provisioning Package not installing .EXE apps

Alan Chou 1 Reputation point


Has anyone had success using provisioning package to install .exe application before? It seems to work with .msi apps but never or so with .exe. Any suggestion would help!!
I use windows imaging configuration designer to set up application to install on lenovo laptop running windows 10; only msi apps work, but not exe apps.

Thank you so much, Alan

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  1. Jenny Feng 14,071 Reputation points

    @Alan Chou

    Please tell me which type of exe app is invalid when you install it, and whether there is any error reported.

    Using provisioning package, you can install both .EXE and msi apps.
    Just create a new Project > Provisioning Package > Common to all Windows desktop editions
    Then click on ProvisioningCommands>CommandFiles
    here you need to navigate to the *.exe or msi you want to install
    and then hit on “Add”
    Then you click on “CommandLine” and insert the [FileName].exe with the corresponding installation switches:
    If you export the project as provisioning package afterwards and launch it in the context of an administrator on the client, it will install the application as expected.

    Or you could use a script to install a desktop app in provisioning packages:

    Hope above information can help you.


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  2. Alan Chou 1 Reputation point

    Hi Jenny,

    Thanks for your reply. I actually is able to find the solution to my issue. When installing exe apps, it couldn't be executed as simply as the msi apps. I need to use the command line as following:

    cmd /c ..\0\myexeapp.exe /silent /norestart...

    That then allow the exe app to be installed.

    Cheers, Alan