FAQ Installation Question #15
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QUESTION: How do I perform a silent installation?
Parameters for silent installations follow:
In order to run an installation program in silent mode, you must first run Setup.exe with the /r option to generate a response file, which displays all the run-time dialogs, and stores the responses in a file. The default file is Setup.iss, created inside the system's Windows folder. To specify an alternative response file name and location, use the /f1 option, described below.
The command Setup.exe /s runs the installation in silent mode. Use this along with the /f1 option to specify the absolute path of the response file. (Response files are created by running Setup.exe with the /r option.)
The /f1 option is available both when creating a response file (with the /r option) and when using a response file (with the /s option). Using the /f1 option enables you to specify where the response file is (or where it should be created) and what its name is, as in:
Setup.exe /r /f1"C:\temp\response.iss"
Setup.exe /s /f1"C:\temp\response.iss"
Specify an absolute path; using a relative path gives unpredictable results.