Software Deployment Question
How to know which installer technology has created specified .exe file and the silent installation switches attached to that??
09/10/2014 5435 views
i want to know that if i have one .exe file or any .exe file.so how can i know that this exe is generated by which installer.
I also want to know the silent switches for installation attached with that specified .exe file.
plz help me ,
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There is no single answer to this. If there is an MSI inside the EXE then you can usually extract this and then get the necessary information by looking at the property table. If there is no MSI inside the EXE then it may be a legacy installer and you need to look at the interface as suggested above. Or it may be a modern installer which might be freeware. NSIS is one example of an EXE generator which is used by VLC (if I recall correctly). The NSIS website will give you information on the switches supported.
Answered 09/10/2014 by: EdT