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Creating the Microsoft Installer (*.msi) File for IBM SPSS Statistics

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Where is the Microsoft Installer (*.msi) file required for unattended/silent/push installations the IBM SPSS Statistics application?


The Microsoft Installer (*.msi) file for IBM SPSS Statistics applications is not available as a separate download. Accessing the.msi file for IBM SPSS Statistics is dependent upon the installation media you have received.
Using the Software Download:
1. Download and save the installer executable (e.g. 'SPSS_Statistics_24_win64.exe') to a known, accessible location on the computer hard drive.
2. Next, you will need to use the /b switch from your command prompt to extract the .msi file.
In the example below the SPSS_Statistics_24_win64.exe was downloaded to the C: drive.
Provide the file location for the extraction. This example uses the directory "MSItest" on the C: drive:

C:\>SPSS_Statistics_24_win64.exe /b"C:\MSItest"

3. Notice that running this command will launch the InstallShield Wizard. Let this run until the .msi has been extracted. You will see "Extracting: IBM SPSS Statistics 24.msi" message from the installer. You do not need to proceed with the full installation.

Using Installation Media (CD/DVD)
1. Insert the disk.
2. IF prompted to install the software, select 'Cancel'.
3. Browse to the media location.
4. Open the 'SPSSStatistics' folder.

The 32-bit MSI file will be located in the 'win32'. folder.
The 64-bit MSI file will be located in the 'win64' folder.

Using a compressed (.zip) file
1. Extract (decompress) the contents of the ZIP file into a designated folder.
2. The MSI folder will located in the designated folder.

For documentation on IBM SPSS-specific commands for use with MSI files, see 'Administrator's Guide' appropriate to your license type (e.g. 'Site', 'Concurrent' Users Guide').

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Business Analytics SPSS Statistics

Document information

More support for: SPSS Statistics
Statistics Desktop

Software version: 20.0, 21.0, 22.0, 23.0, 24.0

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1572721

Modified date: 13 July 2016