anyone here know of installing iRise reader and studio silently. I ave tried switches like -r,/r,/s,/S,/silent,/SILENT,/q,/Q and none of them work. i have also tried to see which switches are valid for the iRise reader using the "setup.exe /?" switch and it just gives me the same message stating the command is not valid. Anyone have thoughts on this?
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I am not familiar with the iRise applications myself, but it's sometimes the case that software vendors put together an "outer" wrapper setup.exe executable which first unpacks the installation files including a "real" setup.exe into a temporary folder and then calls the "real" setup.exe from there.

This could explain why the setup.exe you are trying to use does not appear to handle any of the qualifiers you have been trying.

Try installing the software but stop at the first dialog box and inspect the contents of the %TEMP% folder to see if this is in fact the case.

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Answered 03/27/2007 by: spartacus
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i have tried what you said spartacus and i still get the same message saying that the command line is not valid. Anyone else have any ideas on this?
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Answered 03/27/2007 by: justinSingh
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Just had a quick look at the iRise reader - it's Java-based right ?

Looks like the original setup first installs the Java Runtime (if needed), then gets on with the main part of the installation.

You might want to consider capturing and repackaging this as an MSI - (I would handle the JRE part as a separate prerequisite package, personally) - which would give you access to the various silent switches available with Windows Installer.

Alternatively, you could contact the vendor to see if they have any advise regarding performing unattended installation of their software.

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Answered 03/27/2007 by: spartacus
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The problem with this application is that it is already packaged using installshield, but for some reason when i go to the temp folder to see if it extracts a msi...there is nothing there, but some files . I also did a system search for any .msi on the machine before press NEXT to install the application to see if the .msi will pop up any where else and still got nothing.
Answered 03/27/2007 by: justinSingh
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In the case of the iRise reader the application is indeed distributed by the vendor as an InstallShield setup.exe, but it is not an InstallScript/MSI so I wouldn't expect to find an MSI to be unpacked to the Temp folder (or anywhere for that matter).

To convert this to an MSI you would need to use a repackaging tool such as those offered by Altiris / InstallShield to capture the legacy installation.


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Answered 03/28/2007 by: spartacus
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thanks for your help Spartacus!
i'm repackaging the iRise reader with installshield.
Answered 03/28/2007 by: justinSingh
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