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If there's no silent installer and screens have to be clicked on and/or filled out in order for the install to proceed, I *highly* recommend looking into AutoIT.  Just follow the first two tutorials (takes ~5 - 10 minutes) and you'll be in good shape for installing most apps.  Any issues from there, just advise or search this forum on AutoIT or my nick - I've posted quite a few example AutoIT scripts that should give you a few different approaches on handling touchy program screens.

Once you have a working AutoIT script, you use the program to compile it to an EXE.  From there, just add the EXE to the installation zip for the software distribution and reference it in the command line field so it will execute after the files are copied to the clients.

You'll definitely want to test each step on a pure test machine to make sure the install doesn't get stuck on a particularly screen, but I've had much success with this approach for stubborn (or outdated) apps.

John

Answered 05/16/2012 by: jverbosk
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export the registry keys for your meditech server connections ([HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Meditech])

extract the installer with 7zip or winrar so it looks like this:

-=-=-
Print
Workstation4.x
setup.def
setup.exe
-=-=-

place the exported registry key in this extracted folder
create some hyperlinks for the desktop (optional)
create a batch file in the same folder to this effect:

=-=-=-
setup.exerem optional and XP specific, change for win7 to c:\users\default user
copy *.lnk "C:\Documents and Settings\all users\Desktop" 
REGEDIT /S MEDITECH.REG
=-=-=-

zip the contents of the folder together

deploy command is meditech.bat

Answered 04/17/2013 by: lysinger
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What is the issue you are facing?

Answered 05/15/2012 by: adilrathore
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