Hi all,

I want to install an application silently with no user interface.

I have done it with /qn but it is not working.

Can anyone please help....

Regards,
arka
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Try and run the installer with the switch /?
That might give you some pointers.

However, if you want help from this forum, you might want to post some more information. E.g. Is it an MSI or EXE? What application?
Answered 03/05/2012 by: andemats
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thanks for the reply the application is an msi...

msiexec/i "path of msi"/qn.

i hav tried with this command line
Answered 03/05/2012 by: majumder.arka
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Add a log file to your install...
/l* "[Path to logfile]install.log"

...or have a look in eventviewer and find whats causing the installer to fail
Answered 03/05/2012 by: andemats
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Property(S): PrimaryVolumeSpaceAvailable = 137002008
Property(S): PrimaryVolumeSpaceRequired = 241651
Property(S): PrimaryVolumeSpaceRemaining = 136760357
Property(S): PrimaryVolumePath = C:
Property(S): SourceDir = E:\vlc_new1\
Property(S): SourcedirProduct = {FEC4F7A5-1249-43F6-ACA3-A22217A757C2}
Property(S): ProductToBeRegistered = 1
MSI (s) (BC:B0) [14:29:58:148]: Note: 1: 1708
MSI (s) (BC:B0) [14:29:58:149]: Product: VLC media player 1.1.9 -- Installation operation failed.

This is what i got at the end of log file..
Getting error 1708 at the end of installation.....
Answered 03/05/2012 by: majumder.arka
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It's clear that you have either been thrown in the deep end by your employer or you are trying to blag it as an application packager. Either way, trying to gain knowledge by posting on forums will be a long and painful process for everyone.

Before you do anything, read and digest Phil Wilson's The Definitive Guide To Windows Installer. You will struggle unless you know Wi fundamentals.

Analysing WI logs is pretty straightforward once you know what to look for. Error 1708 is not it. Search for the text 'return value 3.' The dozen or so lines above and below this entry will detail the action which is cuasing the failure.
Answered 03/05/2012 by: VBScab
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Ian beat me to an answer again :)

I might be missing something here, but VLC Player doesn't come from the vendor as an MSI (only exe installer, 7zip package, or zip package) - so have you created this MSI?

Does it install normally with a full user interface?

Have you run validation on your MSI - it may give you a pointer to what is wrong with the package?

Install with a verbose log and have a look further up from the section you posted for 'Return value 3' - this should show you where and what the error actualy is.

Hope that helps,

Dunnpy
Answered 03/05/2012 by: dunnpy
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1708 is an MSI error meaning sourcefiles not found.

I notice also that the SourceDir = E:\vlc_new1, so the MSI will look at that folder to find the files required for the installation.

Best is to use the cabs inside methods when compiling if you have little knowledge about Msi, this gives you then only an MSI which you need to distribute.
Answered 03/05/2012 by: Kazakh
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No, that's 1308. 1708 is a generic "Installation failed" error.
Answered 03/05/2012 by: VBScab
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Sorry,

Must have mislooked in the list...

Anyway, what are the media properties of the MSI?
Answered 03/05/2012 by: Kazakh
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