[vbox-dev] VirtualBox msi options

Mathieu . a_silversword at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 18 02:43:35 GMT 2014

I asked this on the forum, by was told I would have a better chance on the dev mailing list.
I have a script to deploy the installation of VirtualBox on several computers, and then import and start a particular vm. The issue is that sometimes, a reboot is prompted and then the computer restarts without letting me the time to answer (or does it because it's an unattended install), so i wanted to use the /norestart option to prevent that.
I want to try to give some parameters to the msi so that it start a passive installation and does not force a restart after installation.

VirtualBox-4.3.10-93012-Win.exe --silent --msiparams /norestart

That line does not work because --msiparams expects parameters in the X=Y format.

If I extract the msi and pass those parameters directly, it works, but I lose the automatic install of the certificate done by the .exe (Which was fixed in 4.3.10). Also, it's not very elegant to have a .msi file and a .cab file, I prefer only using one .exe file because ti simplifies my deployement.

Is there a way to use msi options when running the .exe installation file of VirtualBox?
Thank you
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