I can't make my package install and uninstall silently.

I tried using setup.exe /? but there wasn't any pop-up for the list of parameters.
I also tried to create a response file (.iss) but it doesn't work.
Here's my package.

Please help me find a silent parameter for install and uninstall.
here's my package
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You could ask the vendor!

and if all else fails here's a tip a very good friend of mine told me recently [:D]

By Using process explorer open the properties of the exe and under the "strings" tab you will find the parameters listed you can use with the exe. They will be in amongst a load of other stuff though so you'll have to do a bit of digging
Answered 10/07/2010 by: timmsie
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I gave this process explorer a shot but still no luck, I can't find any related string/s for silent. but thanks to this tool, I might use it for some other time. well any other ideas? its imposible for me to contact the vendor of this app.
Answered 10/07/2010 by: Hits?
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ORIGINAL: timmsie

By Using process explorer open the properties of the exe and under the "strings" tab you will find the parameters listed you can use with the exe. They will be in amongst a load of other stuff though so you'll have to do a bit of digging



this will be usefull to me as well.

thanks for sharing!
Answered 10/07/2010 by: kardock
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Installshield usually creates a response file for itself...

Google up creating and using response files...It's as easy as pie...
Answered 10/08/2010 by: Repackman
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Do we need account of rapid share to download the file? can you use, http://senduit.com/
Answered 10/10/2010 by: MadForMsi
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@Repackman well, I know how to create a response file though. I did anything I know about packaging but still no luck.

@MadForMsi you don't need an account to DL this file, anyway, sure next time I'll use SENDUIT. :)

Thanks Everyone! just for update, I still can't make this package install silently.
Answered 10/11/2010 by: Hits?
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Hits,

in the end, repackaging the application is not an option?

PJ
Answered 10/11/2010 by: pjgeutjens
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pjgeutjens,

No. Repackaging is the only option.
The reason why I need to find a silent parameter for this application is because I want this application install via drop and run, meaning I just need to drop the source in a specific directory then call it there so that there will be no user intervention anymore and since there is no silent parameter as of now, I will just repackage this application to make an msi file and then use the silent parameter for msi.

repackaging had a lot of work because of best practices and of cleaning, unlike repackaging, drop and run will just use script (which is made available) to restore, delete registries or files. (no sweat).

:)

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Hits?
Answered 10/11/2010 by: Hits?
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