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    Playing with BAT files again....

    Right want to silently install a small exe for a microscope the science teacher has bought.

    I've got a bat that so far says

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    echo "Install exploroscope"
    
    \\server\apps\Exploroscope\setup.exe
    lol which obviously evokes the setup.exe.

    But how do i make it silent! lol

    Also is there a way of getting it to check if its installed and if it to not run the setup as that uninstalls it?

    Thanks

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    put -silent after the command

    eg \\server\apps\Exploroscope\setup.exe -silent

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    That's going to depend entirely on how the setup was written.

    First off run the setup with a /? to see if there are any command line switches (that is will tell you about).

    If it's a well written installer you should be able to do an administative install then use that in your .BAT file to install silently.

    Some administrative installs still need an .MST to install silently, those can be created quite easily but we can go in to that if it's necessary.

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    As for checking use the "if NOT exist [filename] \\server\apps\Exploroscope\setup.exe" to check for a file that is installed by the app and run setup if it is not found.

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    Use 7zip to extract any files from the Setup.exe. With any luck there will be a msi in there

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    depends what installer wrapper it uses depends on what switches it needs for instance

    AdobeAIRInstaller.exe -silent -eulaAccepted
    Quicktime.msi /passive
    jre-6u21-windows-i586-s.exe /s /v /qn IEXPLORER=1 ADDLOCAL=ALL UPDATE=1

    some exe files when run create an msi in the temp folder.

    possible installers you can google the switches for are "installshield" and "wise"
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    I've looked for an MSI but couldn't see one...

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    I would create your own MSI using AppDeploy Repackager - Dell KACE™

    Turn off AV, then using the packager run through the install manually. Once finished it will spit out an MSI

    You can deploy this with group policy or using a bat file.

    start filename.msi /qb-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    I've looked for an MSI but couldn't see one...
    ok so when you run the setup on some screen before it actually does it, it should say who the installer is made by

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    Hmm Macrovision or Installshield...lol

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    Excellent!

    So does the above mentioned bit work for getting it to abort if its already installed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Excellent!

    So does the above mentioned bit work for getting it to abort if its already installed?
    what you can do is find the main installed exe file for it and then have you batch script be

    if not exist "c:\program files\folder\prog.exe" \\server\apps\Exploroscope\setup.exe .....

    if its something you might have to update I do

    if not exist c:\progname+version.log \\server\apps\Exploroscope\setup.exe ..... && echo hello > c:\progname+version.log
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