The TotalView MSI File can be ran with certain command line arguments to automate or modify the installer.

Here is an example:

msiexec.exe /I "C:\<Path to MSI location>\TotalViewX(RXXXX).msi" /QN /L*V "C:\msilog.log" STARTAPP=1 FIREWALLRULE="Long string here"

Quick explanation of command line above:

/L*V "C:\msilog.log"= verbose logging

/QN = run completely silently

STARTAPP="1" = Your property indicating the app should be started after install

FIREWALLRULE="Long string here" = Your firewall rule to apply via a custom action



Here are all the Arguments:


msiexec /Option <Required Parameter> [Optional Parameter]


Install Options

  </package | /i> <Product.msi>

  Installs or configures a product

  /a <Product.msi>

  Administrative install - Installs a product on the network

  /j<u|m> <Product.msi> [/t <Transform List>] [/g <Language ID>]

  Advertises a product - m to all users, u to current user

  </uninstall | /x> <Product.msi | ProductCode>

  Uninstalls the product

Display Options


  Quiet mode, no user interaction


  Unattended mode - progress bar only


  Sets user interface level

  n - No UI

  b - Basic UI

  r - Reduced UI

  f - Full UI (default)


  Help information

Restart Options


  Do not restart after the installation is complete


  Prompts the user for restart if necessary


  Always restart the computer after installation

Logging Options

  /l[i|w|e|a|r|u|c|m|o|p|v|x|+|!|*] <LogFile>

  i - Status messages

  w - Nonfatal warnings

  e - All error messages

  a - Start up of actions

  r - Action-specific records

  u - User requests

  c - Initial UI parameters

  m - Out-of-memory or fatal exit information

  o - Out-of-disk-space messages

  p - Terminal properties

  v - Verbose output

  x - Extra debugging information

  + - Append to existing log file

  ! - Flush each line to the log

  * - Log all information, except for v and x options

  /log <LogFile>

  Equivalent of /l* <LogFile>

Update Options

  /update <Update1.msp>[;Update2.msp]

  Applies update(s)

  /uninstall <PatchCodeGuid>[;Update2.msp] /package <Product.msi | ProductCode>

  Remove update(s) for a product

Repair Options

  /f[p|e|c|m|s|o|d|a|u|v] <Product.msi | ProductCode>

  Repairs a product

  p - only if file is missing

  o - if file is missing or an older version is installed (default)

  e - if file is missing or an equal or older version is installed

  d - if file is missing or a different version is installed

  c - if file is missing or checksum does not match the calculated value

  a - forces all files to be reinstalled

  u - all required user-specific registry entries (default)

  m - all required computer-specific registry entries (default)

  s - all existing shortcuts (default)

  v - runs from source and recaches local package

Setting Public Properties