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Installshield Automatic Switch? Fix It Right Now



Over the past few days, some readers have reported an automatic switch from installshield.



What Is Setup.exe?

For illustration purposes only, the setup.exe files may differ. Here are some observations on this: How can I use Powershell to run the installer? It could be an Installshield configuration or package, an Advanced Installer configuration or kit, a proprietary installation file from “any vendor”, a self-extracting archive (possibly zip-based), a WiX Burn package., Inno- However, installation or any other type of executables, usually the ones created by the deployment tool can also be completely proprietary and essentially regular Windows executables.

Microsoft Fixes And Old Packages

Most Microsoft fixes respond to the /? switch. but not Always tell yourself everything.

According to KB Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 816915 and Knowledge Base Article 824687 advance to Packaging and naming of patches. But they are not finished yet.

Modern fixes support / passive (formerly / u ) for automatic installation, / norestart (formerly / z ) to Fromenable auto restart and / n to skip saving files required to remove a patch.

Some fixes use an old Microsoft packaging technology called IExpress, whose switches are more or less described in KB article 197147 and an earlier USENET article. These installers fetch some items first in a temporary folder, then run the command in that folder. They Supports / t: path switch to specify temporary Folder name and / c: command switch to specify Execution command. If you only specify / c , the command will be suppressed. So you can use / c / t: path to fetch the patch. just to see.

installshield unattended switch

These packages support the / q switch for quiet operation, except Sometimes you need to use / q: a instead. They also support the / r: n switch to suppress restarting. Sometimes it doesn’t work and neither do you should and Play with the switch / c: command ; see second See “NOTE” in KB 317244 as an example.

Let Microsoft turn system administration into an experimental science.

If the application simply does not have an automatic installation procedure, you can create your own. I prefer to avoid these approaches whenever possible, there They are relatively unreliable and difficult to maintain.