Software Deployment Question

Hide server prompt after package push

10/22/2012 2688 views

I am trying to automate the install of a specific software package.  Everything is automated fine and we are using an MSI file with the /qn /i switches.  The problem is, at the end of the automated install, I am still being prompted to enter/config the SQL server for the software.  The server is configured via a config file push so I want to hide/supress the window at the end of the install from coming up.

Any ideas how to do this?  I reached out to the software manufacturer but am waiting on a reply.



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try to put the config file in place prior to the install, the software may see it and use it instead of replacing it, this has worked for a couple of programs I installed.

Answered 10/23/2012 by: SMal.tmcc
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I contacted the company and they said they can edit the next verison of the software to bypass the prompt.  For now, the software is set to allow users to interact with the program.  All the user has to do is click ok and the install will finish.  Placing the config file first does not work was having issues creating a custom MSI that would work.

Answered 11/20/2012 by: techbeckk
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The MSI is probably running a Custom Action so you can simply condition its execution out. I normally recommend creating an impossible to meet condition, 0=1.

Answered 10/29/2012 by: VBScab
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