How to install DeskTime application with a .msi file?

A .msi file is a type of installation package used to install software on a Windows-based computer. This file format is commonly used by software developers to distribute their products because it makes it easy to install the software on multiple computers at once.

When you install a .msi file, you'll need to deploy it on your computer. Deployment means running the .msi file and following the steps to install the software.

How do I deploy a .msi file?

Deploying a .msi file is a simple process that can be completed in just a few steps:

  1. Locate the .msi file. Please reach out to DeskTime Customer Support to receive the .msi file.
  2. Right-click the .msi file: Once you have found the .msi file, right-click it and select "Run as administrator".
  3. Follow the installation wizard: A wizard will guide you through the installation process. Simply follow the steps and provide the information that is requested.
  4. Complete the installation: After you have followed the steps in the wizard, the software will be installed on your computer. You may need to restart your computer to complete the installation.


What should I do if I have problems deploying a .msi file?

If you encounter any problems during the deployment process, here are a few things you can try:

  1. Check for compatibility: Ensure the software is compatible with your version of Windows.
  2. Check for system requirements: Make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements for the software.
  3. Contact the software developer: If you encounter any technical issues, contact the developer for assistance. They will be able to provide you with more specific guidance on resolving the problem.


These steps will allow you to install a .msi file using either Windows Installer or PowerShell:

Keep in mind that you may need to modify the steps depending on your specific setup and requirements.

  1. Windows Installer:
  • Right-click on the .msi file you want to install.
  • Select "Install" from the context menu.
  • Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
  1. PowerShell:
  • Open PowerShell as an administrator.

  • Use the following command to start the installation:

    Start-Process -FilePath "msiexec.exe" -ArgumentList "/i path_to_msi_file.msi /quiet" -Wait
  • Replace path_to_msi_file.msi with the actual path to the .msi file you want to install.

  • The /quiet switch installs the .msi file silently, without any user interaction.

  • The -Wait switch ensures that PowerShell waits for the installation to complete before continuing to the next command.