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Selecting Features

The "level" parameter of the "feature" command lets you choose what features are selected by default.

These are some of the options available for you for varying the the features installed from via the MSIEXEC.EXE command line:

  1. The "ADDLOCAL" property can be used to list those features you would like to install.

  2. You can also enable feature selection based on public properties you set on the command line or based on some condition by use of the "Condition" table.

  3. The INSTALLLEVEL property can be altered much like a user can select "typical" and "complete" in the GUI.

A verbose log of a user driven install can help you determine property and feature names, however failing this you can use "ORCA" for a more detailed examination of the relevant tables as well as examination of any custom actions.


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