I am doing silent installation for "Sage 50 Accounts 2012(18.0.10.208)" by passing .iss file. There are three update exes provided with source.


1. accounts2012servicepack1.exe
2. accounts2012update5.exe
3. accounts2012update6.exe


Out of which, i am able to do silent installation for accounts2012servicepack1.exe by passing /s parameter to extracted setup.exe from it. But not able to install above 2nd and 3rd update silently, even with their extracted respective setup.exes.

Please suggest

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I just had to package this application with the updates.

I contacted Sage Support - no help.

accounts2012servicepack1.exe /s /a /s
This works fine.

Updates 5,6 are tiny, but will not seem to capture with Wise or Installshield properly, also tried tools like Picturetaker.
They capture no problem but Sage doesn't seem to recognise the new version numbers......

In the end I used autoit

Script example.
Run("accounts2012update6.exe")
WinWaitActive("Sage Software Update")
Send("{ENTER}")
WinWaitActive("Sage Software Update")
Send("{ENTER}")

Compiled the above script to script.exe
Then created an SFX volume called Update6.exe using winrar containing accounts2012Update6.exe and script.exe
Set the volume to uncompress to the temp dir.
Set the volume to run script.exe on extraction.

Then added the new Update6.exe to run as a custom action as part of my install.

Answered 06/11/2014 by: Ath3na
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Have u tried passing the silent switch to the main exe itself & not the extracted setup.exe ?

Answered 09/28/2012 by: hrs2cool
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