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MS Windows - InstallShield - dialogs appears despite "silent", how to fix

In the package I prepare using InstallShield, some dialogs appears despite "silent", how to fix?

I found some article http://unattended.sourceforge.net/installers.php which is telling that it is known issue.

Somebody knows how to fix it?

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Ram BalachandranCommented:
You can also try this tool - http://emcosoftware.com/msi-package-builder
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longjumpsAuthor Commented:
What is your tool supposed to do in this case?

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longjumpsAuthor Commented:
The solution is:
Creating a Silent Installation
If you want to create an installation that will be run in silent mode, create your installation in a typical
manner, and test the script in the normal (non-silent) manner.
You can easily modify your installation script logic to include flow control based on whether your
installation is being run in silent mode. InstallShield provides a system variable called MODE. The MODE
variable contains one of the following constants to identify the installation’s current mode:
• NORMALMODE—Indicates that the installation is running in normal mode.
• RECORDMODE—Indicates that the Setup.exe file is automatically generating a silent installation file
(.iss file), which is a record of the installation input, in the Windows folder.
• SILENTMODE—Indicates that the installation is running in silent mode.
For more information, see MODE.
Tip: All InstallShield built-in and Sd dialogs automatically handle the values stored in the InstallShield Silent response file
(.iss file). If you are creating custom dialogs, you will need to call SilentReadData to handle the dialog’s return values in
silent mode.
After you have created or modified the installation, the next step in creating a silent installation is to
create the response file.
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longjumpsAuthor Commented:
The tool expert provided not so useful in the case of "silent" installation.

I provided solution.
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