Hi

I am trying to suppress a reboot at the end of an installation... is this possible?

From what I can read Wise installers don't take many arguments... so I am not hopeful.. but perhaps someone has a good idea?
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Are you talking about a wisescript executable or an msi created with wise?

if it's an msi then use the REBOOT property eg REBOOT=r
Answered 03/28/2011 by: timmsie
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hi

I'm actually not sure.
How can I check if it's an underlying msi?
Answered 03/28/2011 by: Symbiot
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ok, I just tried running:

setup.exe /s REBOOT=r

didn't work..

I still get the popup asking me to 'OK' the reboot.
Answered 03/28/2011 by: Symbiot
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it's an exe, in which case your stuck unless the person who created the script has added a switch to supress a reboot.

If you have the wse file then you can then you can set the RESTART variable to nothing at the end of the script
Answered 03/28/2011 by: timmsie
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crap... I guess I am stuck then.. :-(
I don't have any wse files I'm afraid..
Answered 03/28/2011 by: Symbiot
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This link (I found it with this new Google thing that everyone is talking about) provides some further information and some possible things to try.

Thanks,

Dunnpy
Answered 03/28/2011 by: dunnpy
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hi

yes I read that.. but ack.. I'd like to avoid having to use more tools/programs.. and I DID find it via Google. ;-)
Answered 03/28/2011 by: Symbiot
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But you didn't mention that you'd looked at this.

People here will offer suggestions, but if you dont' state what you've already attempted how are people to know?
Answered 03/28/2011 by: dunnpy
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yep, if you don't want to try Dunnpy's tip your stuffed
Answered 03/28/2011 by: timmsie
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A couple of things to try:
Try running setup.exe /? from a command prompt to see if it gives you any switches. If it does, there might be an option for suppressing the reboot.

You could also try to figure out just what it is that is causing your computer to need the reboot and see if you can install that part first. Sometimes it's a file that is in use by some other process. Kill the process first and then when the install happens, the file can be updated, saving you the reboot.
Answered 03/28/2011 by: bearden3
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