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InstallerGuru
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Silent install using setup.exe /s does not work!

Hi,
I'm using InstallShield Premiere 2010 (I have the same problem with 2011).
I ran an interactive install with /r to generate my answers file. Then I copied the iss file so that I have my setup.exe and answers file setup.iss in the same folder.

When I run a silent install using just the /s switch (setup.exe /s), the install fails and the log file reports an error of -5 (can't find file). If I specify where the file is using the /f1 switch (setup.exe /s /f1".\setup.iss") the silent installation works.

Has anyone had a similar problem? As I mentioned, I have this same issue with both IS 2010 and 2011. Our customers are demanding that we support /s without the /f1 switch.

Thanks for any help
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InstallerGuru wrote:

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When I run a silent install using just the /s switch (setup.exe /s), the install fails and the log file reports an error of -5 (can't find file). If I specify where the file is using the /f1 switch (setup.exe /s /f1".\setup.iss") the silent installation works.
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Insert Setup.iss file to [Support Files] -> [Advanced Files] -> [Disk1], then rebuild your project.

Hope that helps.

Kevin
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