i'm a bit new to this but i'm struggling to create a silent install of myob (Mind Your Own Bussiness) it's an installshield wrapped msi. i've followed the instructions at http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q108166 but after that it comes up with a :

unhandled exception
error number: 0x80040706
description: Object reference not set

any ideas as to the best way to deploy myob ?

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I'm not sure specifically about MYOB, but I think this was the syntax I used for another InstallShield EXE that called the two MSis:

setup.exe /s /v"/qn "

For testing, you can use /qb instead of /qn for basic setup dialogs instead of complete silence.

Let me know how it goes,
Answered 03/17/2004 by: usachrisk
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run the application and find the MSI in %TEMP% will help you

Answered 06/26/2013 by: jaybee96
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I also had trouble with this here is how you silently package MYOB.

Step 1. Generate an iss response file by running the following command:
setup.exe /r -f1"c:\temp\Install.iss"
Run through the full installation, then roll back your vm or uninstall MYOB
Step 2. Test your silent installation by running the following command:
setup.exe /s /v"SERIAL=xxxxxxxxxxxx" -f1"c:\temp\Install.iss"
Note you must pass a valid serial number otherwise the install will fail with setup.log file having a ResultCode=-3 error in it.

Further information here: 

Answered 09/21/2014 by: damonjohns
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  • I have had some issues with MYOB 2015. if you extract the msi and create a mst file, you can deploy it successfully, however, it wont integrate with MS Office especially MS Excell.
    Damon has get the right way to do it.
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