Does anyone know a way to install AOL Instant Messenger silently or in unattended mode? I have tried using Wininstall to create an MSI package, but have been unsuccessful.
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I doubt it, as AIM is not really a corporate app where there would be a demand for silent install. but try setup /r from the command line (if setup.exe is the name of the setup executable).

see installshield.com if you need help with silent setup switches, or google setup.iss

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Answered 02/02/2005 by: aogilmor
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To perform a silent install of AIM, I did the following:
1. Unpacked the AIM.exe the /X. ie. AIM.exe /X c:\AIM
2. I then ran the following bat file from c:\aim
::AIM Installation
reg add "HKCU\Software\America Online\AOL Instant Messenger (TM)\CurrentVersion\Misc" /v CheckAimAsDefault /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
cmd /c Install_aim.exe /S

::Removal of unwanted installed apps
cmd /c "C:\Program Files\AOL\AOL Toolbar 2.0\uninstall.exe"
cmd /c "C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Media Player\mtsAxInstaller.exe" /u /s

del "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AOL Instant Messenger\Uninstall Aim.lnk"
del "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AOL Instant Messenger\License.lnk"

Answered 08/17/2005 by: Gilmore33
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