I am new to this, so please bear with me. I am trying to create a silent install package for Symposium Agent Desktop Display. The setup is an InstallShield setup.exe, so I tried using the AppDeploy Repackager to make an MSI file. During this process, I received an error that said that the setup was already repackaged and that I can use a transform file to customize. I can pass a /s switch to make it install, but it still prompts me for information about the servers.

I thought that transform files were only for MSI files. I am very confused and looking for the easiest way (and product) that will allow me to automate this deployment.

Any help that can be offered would be greatly appreciated.
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It sounds like the set-up stub is extracting and executing an MSI.

Re-run the EXE and, when you see the first dialog box - normally a 'Welcome to ACME Blah v[whatever]' screen - take a look in the %TEMP% folder or, in some cases, the %APPDATA% folder, for an MSI (having cleaned out those locations of spurious junk, to make identification easier).
Answered 01/06/2011 by: VBScab
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You can also run the setup /?. Usually that will give you your options - sometimes it offers the ability to extract via an /extract:[path] switch. otherwise, the setup.exe will often present the /v switch to pass properties to the MSI. Quite often there's a /q switch available to install quietly.

VBScab is right (per usual) that you can find MSIs in those spots. Keep in mind that those will most likely be setup-driven so you'll need to account for that with the ISSETUPDRIVEN property.
Answered 08/23/2011 by: Arminius
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