Making a silent package for IBM i Access for Windows 7.1 with latest patch
I successfully made a package from V7R1M0. But when I try to launch it, it installs something else and asks to reboot because there's a pending install. IBM i series client is not yet installed. But when I reboot and retry the install it continues and installs V7R1M0 and upgrades my previous V6R1 that was installed fine. So I can say that it's all good.
But I must install it in 1 pass where it's 2. My question is if anybody knows what is installed before the application? Is it the language pack? (MRI2924)
I only took the MRI2924 in the install. I have a verbose log if somebody can look into it?
How I made it:
1.Copy the image32 (from the DVD) and language folder (for me MRI2924) in a new folder.
2.Download the latest patch from the IBM site
3.Launch this exe you downloaded
4.Choose to extract all files to the folder you just created in point 1. Click yes to overwrite all files.
5.Now that you have an updated install cd you can make an administrative install with "setup /a"
6.I use 7zip to compress it and save disk space and bandwith.
7.Copy 7z.exe, a batch file that will execute everything, the compressed cd.
8.The batch file look like this:
7z.exe x V7R1M0.7z -oC:\V7R1
REM Start installation V7R1M0
start /w msiexec.exe /I cwbinstall.msi CWBSHOWWELWIZ="no" /qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress ALLUSERS=1 /liewa "C:\v7r1m0.log"