Controlling ALLUSERS property in non-interactive MSI installer (Python 3.4.1)

Joel Goldstick joel.goldstick at gmail.com
Thu Sep 18 17:11:01 CEST 2014


On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 3:22 AM,  <norman.ives at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey list
>
> I need to install a private copy of Python on Windows 7 and 8, for use only by one specific tool. The install should happen as part of the installation of the tool.
>
> I can control TARGETDIR and extensions (via ADDLOCAL) but I'm failing to install "just for this user".
>
> I've been trying variations on
>
> msiexec /i python-3.4.1.msi /qb! ALLUSERS=0 WHICHUSERS=JUSTME
>
> I found the WHICHUSERS property by inspecting the install log (/l*v).
>
> This is not working - I still end up with an install using ALLUSERS=1, according to the log.
>
> Can anyone comment on this issue? Typical users will not have admin rights, so I assume in that case ALLUSERS will default to 0, but I have not yet tested.
>
> Thanks for your attention!
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You may want to check out this:
http://virtualenvwrapper.readthedocs.org/en/latest/install.html
VirtualEnv creates a python environment that is separate from that on
the system, and is accessible by a user

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Joel Goldstick
http://joelgoldstick.com



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