I am working to get CR Pro 11 packaged in a silent install and I cannot get the command line switches to work.

"\\awusrp07\isws\sms\CrystalReports\pro_11-0\SETUP.EXE" /qn ADDLOCAL=ALL CLIENTLANGUAGE=EN PIDKEY=(real pid #) INSTALLDIR="C:\PROGRAM FILES\BUSINESS OBJECTS\CRYSTAL REPORTS 11" COMMONVERDIR="C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\BUSINESS OBJECTS\3.0" EXCLUDEJAVAFILES=0 EXCLUDEDOTNETFILES=0 EXCLUDERDCFILES=0

When I run the above I get a Crystal Reports XI Setup Error - Fatal Error during installation.

I did look at the post in for XI on this site to generate the above but even that knowledge base article is not 100% correct.

Please help
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It looks like you're sending MSI switches to an EXE. Who made the EXE, and is there an MSI inside somewhere? Run setup with a /? to see if you have a switch such as /v where you can pass MSI command line parameters to the MSI inside, and then use that to send your parameters. Or, pull out the MSI and pass the properties and switches right to it.
Answered 03/07/2006 by: usachrisk
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This setup.exe was the out of the box install from Business Objects. The command line that was part of this install from from the Knowbase article on CR XI from this website. I am unable to modify the MSI with Wise Package Studio. What else? Anyone else with experience on this install?
Answered 03/08/2006 by: crazylegs55
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I found the problem was in the PID# missing a single 0
Answered 03/08/2006 by: crazylegs55
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You can run it direct from the MSI...

msiexec /I "...\win32\BusinessObjects.msi" TRANSFORMS=:1033 INSTALLSWITCH="CLIENT" PIDKEY=xxxxx-xxxxxxx-xxxxxxx-xxxx /qn

No need to repackage the beast.
:)
Answered 03/19/2006 by: Franks
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