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thaopham
Flexera beginner

What is the command line to pass the .ini file with all install property values.

Hello,

I have a Basic MSI installer and would like to create an .ini file that has all install property values, such as INSTALLDIR, USERNAME, _IsSetupTypeMin, etc. During the install, is there a command line to pass in after .exe so that it will read the default value from each property inside the .ini file first and pre-filled the value in the installation? Not silent but in normal mode. But values should be read and fill from .ini.

Thanks in advance,
T.
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ITI_Randy
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Re: What is the command line to pass the .ini file with all install property values.

Basic Msi's don't use response files. They do use public properties which can be passed in when running from the command-line. You might look at "command-line options [Windows Installer]" in the InstallShield Help for hints on how you might do this.

It is possible, however, to create a response-type file for your MSI by creating your file as you suggest in and .ini or .xml format and then creating a first action custom action which reads the file when present and assigns its values to your properties. I have done this in the past, typically using an .xml file where property values are defined. If the project is a Setup.exe, you can have your custom action look for your file in the SETUPEXEDIR, if found, read it's values and assign them.
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