Hi,

I am trying to install PGP 8.1. I have a InstallShield based Setup.exe, form which i have made a setup.iss by using the command:
setup.exe -r -f1"C:\setup.iss"

however, when i am trying to install the package using those customizations, i am being popped up with two windows:
1. License Agreement screen
2. Read me screen

If i click yes to both, the entire installation completes silently. However, even if the user has to press YES twice, it totally kills the idea of making the application install silently.

Suggest me something please. Its becoming a critical situation.

thanks,
Tushar
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Matrixushar,

Run setup.exe -r and follow the installation prompts to completion.

Once finished have a look in the windir(windows\winnt) for the setup.iss answer file.

Copy this somewhere safe.

You should then be able to run

setup.exe -s -f1"<path to file>\setup.iss"

If you are still having problems make sure that there isn't a setup.iss file in the windir before you start the record phase.

Hope this helps,

Dunnpy
Answered 12/12/2006 by: dunnpy
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Hi,

i tried all that. But the problem is that its partially silent. It asks for only two user clicks. Rest of the installation is silent. I want to make it completely silent.

thanks for your reply

Regards,
Tushar
Answered 12/12/2006 by: matrixtushar
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Does it ask for the same user intervention (dialogue windows) when you are recording your response file?
Start to record your response file - get to the dialogue window that users are being asked to interact with during your silent install - open setup.iss in Notepad and check the text recorded to date - go back to your dialogue window and select your option - go back to the setup.iss file - has it changed?
Answered 12/12/2006 by: AB
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matrixtushar,

Have you seen the post on this link?

http://itninja.com/question/pgp-8.0.3-doesn't-think-it-has-admin-rights&mpage=1&key=pgpҌ

It appears that others have had similar issues and a custom installer made with the PGP Admin tool doesn't allow a setup.iss file to be utilised.

See how you get on with AB's suggestions first... he knows what he's talking about!

Thanks,

Dunnpy
Answered 12/12/2006 by: dunnpy
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hi,

what if i create a manual ISS file? i know that it is missing on the License agreement and the read me screens and is not recording the responses to those screens.

What i am thinking of doing now is to create a manual ISS response and mention the two screens' response (result =1) as well.

Lets see what happens.

Regards,
Tushar Singh
Answered 12/13/2006 by: matrixtushar
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hi,

Manual authoring doesn't work, but i found a very raw, but nice workaround to it. I am going to send keys to the application when it pops up. through vbscript, i am checking when the application activates its window console for the user input. Just then, i am going to fire a sendkey operation, which performs pressing the next button.

Other than this, there is no solution feasible to install PGP 8.1 silently. This was the best possible workaround that i could device.

Thanks for all of your co-operation,

Wish Best Regards,
Tushar Singh
Answered 12/14/2006 by: matrixtushar
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