Trying to do a silent install

C:\Temp\Adobe Captivate 5>Set-up.exe --mode=silent --deploymentFile=install.xml

C:\Temp\Adobe Captivate 5>Starting installer...
UI mode : Silent.
Some error occurred during installation. Installation cannot continue.
Exiting Installer with Code: 16


So, I want to find an option that will let me set a log file or something to get an idea of what "some error" might be.
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IIRC, Adobe's set-up stubs log their activity by default, normally in %CommonProgramFiles%\Adobe\Installers but they also use %AppData%\Adobe\[folder_name]
Answered 06/02/2011 by: VBScab
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IIRC, Adobe's set-up stubs log their activity by default, normally in %CommonProgramFiles%\Adobe\Installers but they also use %AppData%\Adobe\[folder_name]


Neither folder exists.
Answered 06/02/2011 by: jnojr
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If Adobe is consistent in its use of exit codes the error should mean:

Exit code: 16 - Failed to load deployment file Temporary deployment file cannot be loaded

Make sure the path to the XML is correct. Another option is to provide the full path, and in some cases, making sure the settings file is on the local machine instead of the network

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Answered 06/03/2011 by: pjgeutjens
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If Adobe is consistent in its use of exit codes the error should mean:

Exit code: 16 - Failed to load deployment file     Temporary deployment file cannot be loaded

Make sure the path to the XML is correct. Another option is to provide the full path, and in some cases, making sure the settings file is on the local machine instead of the network


Thanks, PJ

The command I'm using:

Set-up.exe --mode=silent --deploymentFile=install.xml

And the install.xml file is right there:

C:\Temp\Adobe Captivate 5>dir
Volume in drive C is OSDisk
Volume Serial Number is 64C4-4B52

Directory of C:\Temp\Adobe Captivate 5

06/02/2011 11:04 AM <DIR> .
06/02/2011 11:04 AM <DIR> ..
06/02/2011 10:04 AM <DIR> deploy
05/21/2010 07:47 PM 656 install.xml
06/02/2011 10:04 AM <DIR> packages
06/02/2011 10:06 AM <DIR> payloads
05/21/2010 07:47 PM 468 remove.xml
06/02/2011 10:06 AM <DIR> resources
05/21/2010 07:48 PM 812,496 Set-up.exe
3 File(s) 813,620 bytes
6 Dir(s) 8,015,966,208 bytes free


Permissions on install.xml don't appear to be whacked... anyone can read, etc.
Answered 06/03/2011 by: jnojr
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So have you tried --deploymentFile="C:\Temp\Adobe Captivate 5\Install.XML" instead of just Install.XML?
Answered 06/03/2011 by: pjgeutjens
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I ran into an issue with Adobe and the Creative Suites a while back that sounds like this. I had a packager copy the contents of install.xml from the Deployment PDF to install.xml and then changed a few things. Although it looked correct it turns out the the quote character (") from the PDF was different (I think it was UTF), than what the install expected.

You may want to rewrite your install.xml and instead of copying it, type it by hand in notepad, as the setup.exe may not be able to read the install.xml.
Answered 06/03/2011 by: spottedcoin
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C:\Temp\Adobe Captivate 5>Set-up.exe --mode=silent --deploymentFile="C:\Temp\Adobe Captivate 5\install.xml" did the trick
Answered 06/03/2011 by: jnojr
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Well...

It turns out that the install.xml I'm playing with is what comes with Captivate. So I deleted them, and ran Set-up.exe --record=1 again... and cannot find anything that looks like a deployment file.

So, until Adobe creates some sort of useful help for their installer... what is the right way in this version to record an install?
Answered 06/03/2011 by: jnojr
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Anyone?
Answered 06/06/2011 by: jnojr
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I used Adobe Application Manager Enterprise Edition to create customized MSI for Captivate 5.
Answered 07/05/2011 by: freewill0078
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Get version 2.0 - http://www.adobe.com/devnet/creativesuite/enterprisedeployment.html

It'll let you include any updates as well.

You generate your install, then run the msi with /qn
Answered 07/07/2011 by: leegend
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