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How do I install only the features I want?

The ADDLOCAL, ADDSOURCE, and ADVERTISE properties can be used to install only a certain number of known features. The following command-line can be used to install the "Red" and "Blue" features of the example.msi package locally on the machine.

msiexec /i example.msi ADDLOCAL=Red,Blue /qb

The following command-line would advertise the "Red" feature and install the "Blue" feature to run from source.

Msiexec /i example.msi ADVERTISE=Red ADDSOURCE=Blue /qb

Note that feature names are case-sensitive!