Few weeks ago i posted a problem with Wise Package Studio not being able to capture INI files in one of Intuti products. I decided to create a response file instead and i have the following issue:

I was able to extract the setup files from Install Shield and then copy it from temp forlder. When i create response file (.iss) using setup.exe -r and then follow the installation instruction i can see the file being created in system folder.

Problem i am having is when i try to install the application with the response file by running the following:

setup.exe /s /f1"path\Setup.iss" The install will ask me to choose the install options. For some reason it is not working, i am wondering if anyone knows what's wrong or what would be the other technology to use in order to install that application.

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I'm not sure if you've got your command line correct.

I always use:

setup.exe /s -f1"path\setup.iss"

Minor thing, but makes all the difference.

The other option is that the response file you've grabbed isn't the one for the application in question. I always copy them out and rename them to something meaningful - especially if you create a removal answer file too.

Hope this helps,

Answered 01/19/2007 by: dunnpy
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Very quick test - place the setup.iss file in the same directory as setup.exe and run setup.exe -s
Answered 01/19/2007 by: AB
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in addition to what has been posted I can say that setup.iss files are notoriously unreliable, but if you have to use that method it somtimes helps (IME) to copy it to a local folder with no spaces in the path name.
Answered 01/19/2007 by: aogilmor
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