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installshield silent installation errors

By richardm ·
There are two applications that install from network shares that have silent installations. Both application installers use installshield so the installation command follows the general form:

setup.exe -s -f1"D:\networkshare\answerfile.iss"

The .iss file is created by running setup.exe -r.

The problem here is that the silent installation works for both applications when run as a user however when run as the local admin account both installers return an error code of -3 which indicates missing information from the iss file.

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by Chris910 In reply to installshield silent inst ...

I would look at privileges to the source folder/files under the Local Admin Account vs. the User Account.

I remember creating a few applications that needed write access to the installation folder for temporary install files as well.

I have found that these error codes are often incorrect, for instance the local admin may not be able to see the *.ISS file and still give the -3 error.

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