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Dreamscape silent install via Salt - Iyoung - 03-29-2018

Hello,

I'm trying to build a salt deployment from dreamscape and I can't find the flags for /VERY SILENT and/or /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES.

please help


Re: Dreamscape silent install via Salt - sitnisati - 03-30-2018

Hello,

If you unpack the main exe, you will get several files including setup.exe.

Here is the information from the Installshield manual and hope this helps.


Setup.exe is the main setup executable; it performs setup initialization and launches the setup engine file (Ikernel.ex_) to execute the setup script (Setup.inx) on the target system.
When you first create a setup project or run the Media Wizard with a new media name, Setup.exe and IKernel.ex_ are placed in the Disk1 folder under the default location. You must ship these files on Disk1 of your distribution media. Once you have built your setup, you can rename Setup.exe to any valid filename, such as Install.exe.
You can pass command line switches directly to Setup.exe, or you can place them in Setup.ini. For testing purposes, while you are using the InstallShield IDE you can pass command line switches to Setup.exe in the Setup Settings dialog box.

Syntax

Setup [switches]

Switches

These switches are optional. They are not case sensitive; upper- or lowercase letters can be used.

/d or -d

Runs setup in debug mode. The -d switch also includes a option for specifying the path of the Setup.dbg file (but not the filename, unlike previous versions of InstallShield Professional). For more information, refer to the Visual Debugger help file.

/f or -f

Specifies an alternate compiled script. Unless the compiled script (.inx file) also resides in the same directory as that of Setup.exe, the full path to the compiled script must be specified. For example, setup -ftest.inx will launch setup using Test.inx instead of Setup.inx.

/f1 or -f1

Specifies an alternate location and name of the response file (.iss file). If this option is used when running InstallShield Silent, the response file is read from the folder/file specified by. If this option is used along with the -r option, the response file is written to the folder/file specified by. If an alternate compiled script is specified using the -f switch, the -f1 switch entry must follow the -f switch entry.

/f2 or -f2

Specifies an alternate location and name of the log file created by InstallShield Silent. By default, Setup.log log file is created and stored in the same directory as that of Setup.inx. If an alternate compiled script is specified using the -f switch, the -f2 switch entry must follow the -f switch entry.

/m or -m

Causes Setup.exe to generate a Management Information Format (.mif) file automatically at the end of the setup. Do not include a path or an extension. The .mif file is always placed in the Windows folder. is optional. If you do not specify a filename, the resulting file will be called Status.mif.

/m1 or -m1

Tells setup to place the indicated serial number in the created .mif file.

/m2 or -m2

Tells setup to place the indicated locale in the .mif file. English (ENU) is the default; refer to Microsoft documentation for a complete listing of locale strings.

/r or -r

Causes Setup.exe automatically to generate a silent setup file (.iss file), which is a record of the setup input, in the Windows folder.

/s or -s

Runs InstallShield Silent to execute a silent setup.

Comments

Separate multiple command line switches with a space. But do not put a space inside a command line switch (for example, /r /fInstall.inx is valid, but not /r/f Install.inx).

When using long path and filename expressions with switches, enclose the expressions in double quotation marks. The enclosing double quotes tell the operating system that spaces within the quotation marks are not to be treated as command line delimiters.

User-defined command line switches

Along with the command line switches listed above, -zi is a command line switch reserved by InstallShield. User redefinition of this command line switch, both upper- and lowercase, can cause errors.

You can define your own command line arguments, which are copied to the system variable CMDLINE at run time. User defined command line arguments must be specified before specifying any predefined Setup options. Like predefined command line switches, you can pass these arguments directly to Setup.exe, place them in Setup.ini, or (for testing purposes while you are using the InstallShield IDE) place them in the Setup Settings dialog box.

Setup.exe always stays in memory until the setup is complete and initializes correctly even on systems with more than 256 megabytes of memory.


Re: Dreamscape silent install via Salt - Iyoung - 03-30-2018

Hiya,

Thanks for the response. I had already tried the standard "/s /S /SILENT /VERYSILENT" etc etc. none of those are working for your DreamScape258R2017.exe

I tried them again just to be sure and got the same result.


Re: Dreamscape silent install via Salt - sitnisati - 03-31-2018

Hello,

Have you unpacked the DreamScape258R2017.exe first ?

Regards,
Kresimir Tkalcec


Re: Dreamscape silent install via Salt - Iyoung - 04-02-2018

nope, :$


Re: Dreamscape silent install via Salt - sitnisati - 04-03-2018

The main exe (done with PackagefortheWeb) does not pass arguments to Setup.exe, so it should be unpacked first.

Hope that all works now.

Regards,
Kresimir Tkalcec