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Silent Installs

I am trying to update our outlook calendars with the 2008 holiday patch via login script and would like to do it silent.  We use Kixtart version 4.52.  I have tried shell, run, and calling a batch file and nothing has worked so far.  If I take out the silent switch it will prompt me to install, but I am trying to let the defaults run with administrative privilege.
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Hi, have you successfully got any manual command to run that silently installs this patch?
Or at a minimum, a command that only displays a message in a Command Prompt window?

We should be able to call a VBS file via
Shell("Wscript.exe \\server\share\MyVBS.vbs")

that will in turn run the silent install command with something like:

Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
strCommand = "msiexec /i MyPatch.exe /qn"
objShell.Run strCommand, 0, True

Regards,

Rob.
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Netmind, thank you for helping me out.

Rob, question, does Wscript.exe reside somewhere local to execute this, or this this just built into the winisntall.exe?  I tried running it without the silent install switch first to see if it would run and no luck.

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