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BUG: MSIEXEC.EXE - Setting Property Values to NULL

Be careful when setting public properties to NULL (empty strings), if you try the following (tested WIN2000 and WINXP):

msiexec.exe /i somemsi.msi SOME_PROPERTY=

Then "msiexec.exe" will stuff up and assign some garbage to the property, a work around (as documented in Windows Installer doco) is to do the following instead:

msiexec.exe /i somemsi.msi SOME_PROPERTY=""


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Microsoft awarded me an MVP (Most Valuable Professional award) in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 for the Windows SDK (Windows Installer) area.