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There are a few steps required before running a silent installation:

1. Run setup.exe --record=1

This will run the setup without installing the software and it will record the serial number and the rest of the settings chosen, plus, it will create "Adobe Captivate 4.install.xml" and "Adobe Captivate 4.remove.xml" files in the "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Installers" folder. Copy the above two newly created files in the same folder where the setup.exe is and rename them to install.xml and remove.xml respectively.

2. Create a file named "application.xml.override" in the "\payloads\AdobeCaptivate4en_US" folder. Paste the following contents in this file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Configuration>
<Payload>
<Data key="Registration">Suppress</Data>
<Data key="EULA">Suppress</Data>
<Data key="Updates">Suppress</Data>
</Payload>
</Configuration>

This will suppress the EULA, registration and updates.

3. Run
setup.exe --mode=silent --deploymentFile=install.xml

This will run the installation of Adobe Captivate 4 silently.

Additional details can be found here:

http://www.adobe.com/go/kb405451

http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/openoptions/pdfs/manualenterprisedeployment_cs4_help.pdf
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Captivate 5 is very similar.

1) Copy the deploy\*mumble*.install.xml somewhere convenient.
2) create application.xml.override somewhere convenient:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Configuration>
<Payload adobeCode="{8E355243-1A34-4EE8-A743-C166E68CF5C0}">
<Data key="Serial" protected="0">XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX</Data>
<Data key="Registration">Suppress</Data>
<Data key="EULADelay">-1</Data>
<Data key="Updates">Suppress</Data>
</Payload>
</Configuration>

3) Run

Set-up.exe --mode=silent --deploymentFile="FULL\PATH\TO\install.xml" --overrideFile="FULL\PATH\TO\application.xml
.override" --action=install

(the full path is important for some reason, it will give you an error 16. More information about error codes is here: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/842/cpsid_84211.html
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this section needs to have the value -1 or it won't work. Most probably get the error code 7.

<Data key="EULA">-1</Data>
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C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Installers\1e92effc954e788ad49a56b24f4bcf1\Setup.exe --uninstall=1 C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Installers\1e92effc954e788ad49a56b24f4bcf1\Setup.exe --uninstall=1 E:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Install

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