I am using Windows 2003 Small Business Server and was wondering how I can deploy silent apps with a setup.exe file using GPO
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I have never done it but here is a place to start.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/231747/EN-US
Answered 12/06/2004 by: kkaminsk
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I do this very often, f.e. sap gui client or other setup.exe based installed where I can use a silent file as parameter.

You can f.e. launch the setup.exe file in a customaction in an MSI Pkg. That will work.
Answered 12/09/2004 by: olivier
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What I don't know is what kind of command lines you can pass using GPO, but in regards to making setup.exe's silent, here's something to think about:

Are these custom written setup.exe files, or do they conform to some kind of standard? (MSI in EXE or InstallScript?)

If Installscript, most installscript/Installshield setups can be make silent by passing a "/r" during your inital install and building an answer file for your application (this automatically puts that file in the windows root directory) It will be called setup.iss ..

If you copy that .iss file into the same directory that hosts your setup.exe file and pass a /s switch, ir will read the answer file from your inital installation and run the install without dialogues.
Answered 12/16/2004 by: Toupeiro
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