Hi All,

Fairly new to the k1000 (and scripting in general), and a little stuck trying to install UltraEdit 18 silently. Trying to use the EXE because I had issues with the MSI not creating a start menu or desktop shortcut. You pass an ISS file to the EXE to give the silent install it's config.

I currently have a distribution task with a zip file as a dependency containing an iss file and the ultraedit exe in the root.

If I enter the following script at the command line, it installs successfully fine - but when I try to use Kace (either as a distribution or scripting task), I get a [ResponseResult][ResultCode=-3] in the log, which is something about a corrupt or missing ISS file. You can see the setup file get called (an icon appears on the taskbar and stays there for some time), but it eventually closes without installing successfully.

ue_english.exe -silent -f1"ue_setup.iss" 
 
is what I'm using. Can anyone suggest what I might be doing wrong?
 
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>The installer I have installs silently if I type the commands straight into a cmd prompt,

I suspect that that's because the installer is writing stuff to the logged-in user's profile. When deploying via Kace, it uses the local System. I'd wager your shortcuts are there, they're just languishing in the System user's profile.

Grab the MSI and do the usual shuffling of components so that you get a user-level feature as a parent of an existing feature which contains an advertised entry-point, normally a shortcut, then deploy. Then, when your users trigger the entry-point, the application will self-heal and install the user-level components.

Answered 11/01/2012 by: VBScab
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Silent deployment of UltraEdit on an enterprise level (both installation and activation) requires a special enterprise/corporate deployment installer. Contact the vendor for a download link.

Answered 10/31/2012 by: robtk
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  • @robtk - The installer I have installs silently if I type the commands straight into a cmd prompt, so it seems I have the correct one. It doesn't work if I run that command through Kace.
  • You can download the MSI by just entering the E-Mail at the WebPage of the Vendor, then you receive the download Link to the MSI. Just install it with /q and youre fine.
    • JoeC: The MSI version does not appear to work either. See my post below of all scenarios.
  • I am also having issues when attempting to install UltraEdit v18.20.0.1028.

    For the *.MSI version (Command Prompt): When I run the following command: “msiexec.exe /i "ue_english.msi" /qn†from an elevated Command Prompt, there are no issues. UltraEdit installs with shortcuts on desktop and Start Menu. The application opens up fine and asks for a registration key, as expected, since I am just focusing on the silent installation portion.

    For the *.EXE version (Command Prompt): When I run the following command: “ue_english.exe /s /f1"C:\Users\username\Desktop\setup.iss†from an elevated Command Prompt, there are no issues. UltraEdit installs with shortcuts on desktop and Start Menu. The application opens up fine and asks for a registration key, as expected.

    For the *.MSI version (Dell KACE): When I run the following command: “msiexec.exe /i "ue_english.msi" /qn†or “msiexec.exe /i "ue_english.msi" /qn ALLUSERS=1â€, the installation files are placed in Program Files as expected, however there are no shortcuts on the desktop or Start Menu.

    For the *.EXE version (Dell KACE): When I run the following command: “ue_english.exe /s /f1"C:\ProgramData\Dell\KACE\downloads\####\setup.iss", it appears to do nothing. If I look at my Windows Task manager, under Processes, it appears a new ‘ISBEW64.exe’ is created every 30 seconds under User Name: SYSTEM. If I wait a few minutes, 11 processes of ‘ISBEW64.exe’ are created. The application never appears to install.

    Has anyone actually had success with deploying UltraEdit silently through KACE? If so, please post your exact command and parameters used. Thanks!
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