I using MS RIS to deploy WIN XP with SP2 to each PC. All PC installed Win XP Eng with no error. when I use unattended mode (setup -s ) to install software. I have not any software. but I use command with setup which will shows installation screen and let me to click options and installed it.
I don't know why does not using -s for unatended mode.
The software is IBM Thinkpad tools. On my home computer. it can use setup -s to install any software.
Please help to solve problem.

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If you are going to use the -s switch you need to have an answer file for the silent install to complete. You would generate this by running' setup -r' and installing the software. This will create a file called 'setup.iss' in the c:\windows directory. If you run just setup.exe -s the setup.iss needs to be in the same directory as the setup.exe. You can also point to the .iss file
setup.exe -s -f1"c:\somename\setup.iss" -f2"c:\tmp\logfile.log"
with f1 pointing to the iss file and f2 creating a log file for the installation.
Setup.exe and Update.exe Command-Line Parameters

Hope this helps-
Answered 07/13/2006 by: Foleymon
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Hi fai_76,

Foleymon is right about the use of answer file to common legacy installers. However, in this case I tried using the command line that you provided (without creating a response file - r switch) and it installs fine and just extracts the file to the default location.

I guessed you just need to quote the path of your setup.exe if it exceeds 8 characters long.
Ex. "C:\Application\setup.exe" -s

Hope this help too..[:D]
Answered 07/13/2006 by: dj_xest
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