Is there a way of making my msi silent install without dialog. I used LIMITUI=1 but am looking for another value that can make it total silent. i want to include it in my msi.

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use: msiexec <msi path> /qn-
Answered 06/26/2006 by: AngelD
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You can remove all the dialogs from the package.
In Wise this is done in Installation Expert - User Interface - Dialogs. Don't know about InstallShield or other though.
But why not do this when you distribute the package? Isn't that an option?
Answered 06/26/2006 by: sikkert
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Just trying to find a way to put it inside the MSI instaed of using a commandLine.
We are using in house built software delivery system that does not have the silent option unless u edit the script and add it there.

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Answered 06/26/2006 by: gizmolala
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Then you need to remove all the dialogs from the package.
But I would also suggest that you change your delivery system so that you can use options (like /qn- like AngelD said). Then you can make 1 package, and install it both with and without dialogs.
Answered 06/26/2006 by: sikkert
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Tnx all. I already removed all the dialogs from the package and later found that the value of LIMITUI has changed to 3 i.e LIMITUI=3 but am still seeing the dialog during install.

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Answered 06/26/2006 by: gizmolala
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If this is an InstallShield package they may handle their own dialogs with Custom Action
Answered 06/26/2006 by: AngelD
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ORIGINAL: gizmolala

Tnx all. I already removed all the dialogs from the package and later found that the value of LIMITUI has changed to 3 i.e LIMITUI=3 but am still seeing the dialog during install.

Giz


Try adding the ARPNOMODIFY property to 1 while using the LIMITUI property
Answered 06/26/2006 by: AngelD
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i normally set ARPNOMODIFY=1 with LIMITUI=1
Answered 06/26/2006 by: gizmolala
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Here is what you can do to find out what CA is displaying the dialog:
add Debug (DWORD) with value 2 under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer
download windebug from sysinternals.

start windebug and then launch the installation as you usually do. when the dialog is displayed look in windebug (will fetch actions in realtime) to see what CA thats handling this. When you have found the CA try remove that and try installing again.

Hope this will help
Answered 06/27/2006 by: AngelD
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Sorry, didn't mean windebug, should be DebugView from SysInternals
Answered 06/28/2006 by: AngelD
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No wonder I couldn't find it on sysinternals site :-)
Thanks for the Debug=2 tip.
Answered 06/29/2006 by: revizor
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And it worked! +1 for you...
Answered 06/29/2006 by: revizor
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