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Command line installer help

Posted on 2009-04-07
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Hi, this is going to be a bit vague but I was hoping that someone could help me.  I need a command line to be able to perform a silent installation of a particular product I support.  During the installation the user needs to specify the type of install (standalone, client or server) which will be client and then there are several options which can be left blank or the defaults accepted by just clicking next.  I know this is a bit vague but I can answer any questions etc towards getting the right solution

TIA Flo
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Without knowing the name of the application it makes it difficult there is a number of possibilities for example, with MSI you maybe able to use Command Line Options, if the installer is InstallShield you may create a response file, with a InnoSetup Script you can also create a response file.

Also you may want to check www.appdeploy.com they usually have a very good resource for silent installations.

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Thanks, it's installed with InstallShield and I have tried creating a response file but I understand the process is a bit hit and miss and after 3 days fo playing with it I've come to the conlusion it's a miss.  I will check out the resources you have suggested, thanks for your help anyway
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If you can find the properties of the installer you should be able to add these to a commandline for example

setup.exe /s /v" /QN /NORESTART AddLocal=CLIENT"

Or something to that effect, this is ususally a lot better than response files as it's directed at the installation.

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