Extract Exchange 2010 Management Pack files from MSI file

Extract Exchange 2010 Management Pack files from MSI file

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Today I wanted to have a look at the Exchange 2010 Management Pack files, but I did not had access to an OpsMgr 2007 environment and only had my laptop with Windows 7 running with me. So I started to download the Exchange 2010 MP from the Microsoft PinPoint Website.

After the download had finished I tried to install the Exchange2010ManagementPackForOpsMgr2007-EN-x64.msi file but it failed with the next error.

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Although you could argue that Windows 7 is a higher OS than Windows Server 2003 I opened Orca to have a look at the MSI Installer. But than I remembered you can easily extract files from a MSI using the next commands:


msiexec /a Exchange2010ManagementPackForOpsMgr2007-EN-x64.msi /qb TARGETDIR="c:\temp\exchange2010"

 

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And there they where, the MP files I was looking for Smile

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Have fun!

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  • This is great information.  This saves the hassle of instaling the program just to get a couple files.  Also keeps these programs from cluttering up appwiz.cpl.  I need to include this in my "mp extract" script.  I'll post the script over on my page later.

  • where can I download the Mp for Exchange 2010? Every link I have tried, including yours, fails with a page not found error.

    Thx