I created an iss file to install a program silently.
When executing it locally everything installs silent.. and I am happy..! :-)

But I need to be able to deploy the program remotely.

Doing this, using the same files etc. creates a problem. The program starts installing but when it comes to hhupd.exe it hangs and just stays hung.. Then, if I terminate hhupd.exe process the installation continues.

I noticed, while running the installation locally, that some html update files are extracted and there is a progress bar shown while this is happening...

But I simply can't see where the problem is?

Can you help?
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Is this for the Microsoft HTML Help 1.3 (HTML Workshop) installer?

This can pop up a message stating that a newer version of help is already installed, which is generated by hhupd.exe - extract the files from the executable and check out the obviously named .inf which is the installation script to see this command line.

I suspect on your target machine you're getting the pop-up, which why you're seeing it hang. Install it manually and see if you get this.

Why not repackage?


Answered 03/10/2011 by: dunnpy
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if I install it locally... as any normal installation, I don't get the error. It's only when I deploy remotely.

The installation is not one I've created my self. Is it possible to repackage an installation?

I tried extracting the cab files, but I just get an error.

I am unsure if it's html help 1.3. How can I check this?

I need the package to be silent installed since I'll be deploying it to a lot of different machines..

I really really really just don't understand why it doesn't create a problem when I just install it compared to remotely..

I even tried:

Deploying the entire install folder, then running a cmd.exe /c %temp%\setup.exe -s (don't hold me on the syntax, it's from memory)

which should be the same as installing it locally via a cmd (which works if I do it locally)

It's soooo annoying and weird...

I wish I could just disable the hhupd.exe or the html help completely.. I don't need it.

What are my options?

Oh and thank you so much for taking the time to answer!
Answered 03/10/2011 by: Symbiot
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