Solved

Automatic setup program runner

Posted on 2001-06-07
5
123 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-12
Hi all!

Here is the question: i need to run some setup program (which has GUI, like install shield) and i want to run it automatically, i mean i need some tool, which can run my setup program, fill required fields with my predefined parameters etc. does anybody know about such tool? or how can this tool be made programatically, or at least ideas on this issue.

thanks in advance, looking forward to hear from you,
seve
0
Comment
Question by:SEve
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Housenet
ID: 6163543
-It sounds to me like you need an answer file & possibly a zap install package created... Check out the 2000 CD % extract the contents in \support\deploy.cab .. Read through the documentation , & focus your search on "creating answer files for non msi apps'.
-This is also a good criteria to gather info from the M$KB, or your favorite nt site, like www.ntfaq.com..
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:SEve
ID: 6163800
>> ...answer file & possibly a zap install package created...
what does answer file mean?

btw: i'm pretty sure that all i have (in my case) is this setup program and options i fill, when i run this setup. i need to install this program many times with same settings in the setup - so how can i make this work automated?
0
 
LVL 63

Accepted Solution

by:
SysExpert earned 150 total points
ID: 6164576
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:SEve
ID: 6165402
thanks, i'll check it out a bit later and be here for reply asap.

seve
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:SEve
ID: 6172809
thanks, some links are really useful

seve
0

Featured Post

NAS Cloud Backup Strategies

This article explains backup scenarios when using network storage. We review the so-called “3-2-1 strategy” and summarize the methods you can use to send NAS data to the cloud

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
This tutorial shows how to create a greeting card by combining two image layers and a text layer on a PC using a free image editing app.
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

810 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question