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unattend installl of app

By patrick_wood ·
Does anyone know how to come up w/an answer file for installing apps that need to have certain boxes filled in? Can it be done in Basic?

I need it to be able to be edited:)

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to unattend installl of app

It depends of the application so you need to contact the software vendor.
I know MS provides answers for his own product of course.


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by CG IT In reply to unattend installl of app

"how to?" here's a link for Windows unattended installations using setup manager to create custom answer files.;en-us;308662

there's a couple of articles concerning Windows on creating answer files. just visit and type in the search bar create answer file and a list will pop up.

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by CG IT In reply to

now if one is really good, you can create your own scripting in notepad.

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by ewgny In reply to unattend installl of app

How about creating an installer package? It's actually pretty easy
You basically snapshot a clean PC, install the program, and re snapshot the PC.
If you have a win2k domain you can then publish or assign the msi package you create.

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by patrick_wood In reply to unattend installl of app

they all appear to have winistall component but not all are microsoft products:)

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by je27 In reply to unattend installl of app

Try using the command line. Type the path to the exe as if you are going to run it but use the /? switch to show you the available switches. (They will vary from one exe to another) There is usually a switch to run it in quiet or silent mode which removes the need for user input. If you are installing on multiple machines just add the command line including the switches to a login script.

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