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Why Design Science, Inc. requires you to submit a site license key to get this information is beyond me.

http://www.dessci.com/en/support/mathtype/tech/mt_admin_mtw6_silent.htm

Important Part:

Preparing a Disk Image
Obtain the standard downloadable MathType installer. This is essentially a self-extracting ZIP archive, and you will need to unpack it. Not all zip utilities can open the archive, but the free 7-zip utility can, for example. In the resulting directory, you will see the regular MathType installer disk image, including the Setup.exe program that installs the files in the disk image.

Ordinarily, Setup.exe expects key and registration information to be entered interactively via a dialog box. For a silent installation, this information must be pre-entered. To do this, at a command prompt execute the command

Setup.exe -UNLOCK "RegFirstName=Homer&RegLastName=Simpson&RegOrg=Springfield%20Nuclear&RegNum=MTWE6XX-NNNNNN-XXXX&RegEmail=homer@gmail.com"

The argument to the -UNLOCK switch has the format of a form-encoded URL. Substitute your site license product key and registration information in the appropriate places.
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(from MathType 6.7 for Windows Network Administrator's Manual, http://www.dessci.com/en/support/mathtype/tech/mt_admin_mtw6.htm#Silent_Install)

Silent Install

We appreciate the need for a silent install that would suppress all dialogs, including registration. However, there is no packaged silent installer or .msi available for MathType. Until such a solution is available, you may find the following install switches helpful.

Setup's Command-line Interface

Command-line parameters can be passed to the Setup application, SETUP.EXE. Some of these parameters require a folder location. Folder locations must be surrounded by double-quotes if the path name contains spaces. All command-line parameters are case-insensitive. All parameters, including extra path parameters, should be separated from each other by a space, for example:

Setup.exe -D "E:\User Apps\Design Science\MathType" -W

-D This parameter indicates the destination folder. Following this parameter must be the full path of a folder where MathType will be installed. This folder will be displayed in the "Install MathType to:" box on the main selection dialog.

-DL This parameter is the same as the "-D" parameter, except the user will not be able to edit the destination location in the main selection dialog. Using this command-line parameter will disable, or lock, that dialog control.

-S This parameter indicates the source folder. Following this parameter must be the full path of a folder where the MathType source files are located. You only need to use this parameter if the source files are not located in the same folder as SETUP.EXE.

-W This parameter indicates that Setup should switch modes, and perform "Workstation" installations and removals.

-I This parameter indicates that Setup should skip the main selection dialog. This parameter is especially useful when used in combination with the "-D" or "-DL" parameters. The user is not presented with the option to modify the destination folder for the application, and will not be able to exit Setup short of aborting installation while the files are being copied/uncompressed.

-R This parameter indicates that Setup should only be run in "remove" mode. If "-R" is passed on the command-line, the user will not have the option of installing MathType.

-C This parameter is used to suppress error and warning messages relating to macro command installation. If MS Word's Startup folder is locked, or if the macro command files have already been installed and are locked, Setup will normally give the user warnings on installation. If this is the normal environment for your organization, and you don't want users to have to deal with such messages (and report these errors to you), use this switch. Be aware, however, that if the macro command files are not already installed, and Word's Startup folder is locked, your users will not see the appropriate warning messages, and will not have the macro commands available to them. For this reason, the "-C" switch should be used sparingly, and generally in combination with the "-W" switch. If this switch is on, these errors and warnings will be written into the log file.

-OLEMGR This parameter is used to put Setup in "OLE Management" mode. This brings up the "Equation Conversion Manager" dialog. In this mode, users will be able to configure which equation types will be auto-converted to MathType equations. While in this mode, no files will be copied or uncompressed. It is solely used to manage equation types and the applications that are used to edit them.
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Not sure why the info is different, but here is the verbatim copy from the network admin manual. Silent install is -Q.

MathType 6.7 for Windows
Network Administrator's Manual
Last Updated: July 2011

About this document
This document is designed to familiarize site license customers and network administrators on the different types of installations of MathType, and to introduce some specialized features designed to make the installation of MathType on multiple computers as manageable as possible.

In this Document

Installation Overview
What Gets Installed
Silent Installation
Preparing a Disk Image
Invoking Setup Silently
Pushing the installation out to Workstations
MathType Shared Network Setup
Installation Overview
The MathType installer has been designed to run from one of two disk types. It can be run from a CD or from a single, self extracting executable (for download). Additionally, MathType is capable of performing two different types of installations described as follows:

Standard Installation
Used when installing MathType directly onto the computer where it will be used. This installs MathType in its entirety so that it can be run independently with no need for a network connection. On computers where multiple user accounts exist, the MathType application is available to all users.

Shared Network Setup
Used when setting up MathType to run from a shared location on a network server. In instances where user disk space must be preserved, or if a need exists for application-use metering, a shared network setup will be most useful. Details of a shared network setup are expressed in the section MathType Shared Network Setup.
MathType setup will only overwrite existing files if their versions are the same or older than what are provided by the setup. These version-installed files include DLL, EXE, and TTF. File types that do not contain version data are always overwritten by the setup.

MathType6.log is written to the user's Windows Temporary Files folder. It contains detailed information pertaining to the most recent execution of the MathType setup. Information found in the MathType6.log file is:

All installed files and their locations
All tasks performed (e.g. OLE Registration, Font Installation etc.)
All messages presented to the user
All error or warning messages presented to the user
Messages displayed in the progress meter dialog
This same file is also used when performing an uninstall of MathType.

What Gets Installed
The majority of files installed by the setup are placed into a folder located at C:\Program Files\MathType. This is the default location presented in the main selection dialog at the beginning of installation. In this folder are the following:

Fonts folder
Language folder
MathPage folder
Office Support folder
Preferences folder
System folder
Translators folder
MathType.exe
MT6.dsc (Hidden file)
MT6enu.cnt (Hidden file)
Setup.exe
Setup.inf (Hidden file)
Other files installed by the MathType setup are placed into other locations. The MathType setup will need write access to these locations for installation to complete successfully. And therefore, prior to installation, must be unlocked. These files and their locations are described below.

File Name Description and location

MathType Commands 6 for Word.dot (or .dotm) This is a Word macro file placed into the Word Startup folder for every instance of Microsoft Word 2002 (XP), 2003, 2007, and 2010 (Not for 64-bit version of 2010) installed on the computer.

TrueType Fonts Fonts installed into the Windows Font Folder and installed in C:\Program Files\MathType\Fonts\TrueType

PostScript Fonts A collection of PostScript fonts installed into C:\Program Files\MathType\Fonts\PostScript

inetwh32.dll System level DLL file used by MathType Help located at C:\Windows\system (or system32)\

Toolbar.eql Toolbar file containing each user's customizable toolbar, located in %AppData%\Design Science\DSMT6\

MathType6.log Log file detailing installation actions Located at %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\

Start Menu Shortcut Files Setup creates a set of shortcut files to the MathType application, MathType Server, help file, User manual, setup and Equation Conversion Manager, located in the Start Menu\Programs\MathType Folder
Silent Installation
Systems administrators for site licensees typically use network deployment tools to install MathType on many machines at an institution. To facilitate this, it is possible to perform a silent installation that suppresses all dialogs, including registration. No pre-packaged silent installer or .msi is currently available for MathType. But the information in this section describes several options for performing silent installations.

A silent installation involves two steps:

Preparing a disk image where product key and registration information has been pre-entered.
Invoking the MathType Setup program with command-line parameters to carry out the installation
Preparing a Disk Image
Obtain the standard downloadable MathType installer. This is essentially a self-extracting ZIP archive, and you will need to unpack it. Not all zip utilities can open the archive, but the free 7-zip utility can, for example. In the resulting directory, you will see the regular MathType installer disk image, including the Setup.exe program that installs the files in the disk image.

Ordinarily, Setup.exe expects key and registration information to be entered interactively via a dialog box. For a silent installation, this information must be pre-entered. To do this, at a command prompt execute the command

Setup.exe -UNLOCK "RegFirstName=Homer&RegLastName=Simpson&RegOrg=Springfield%20Nuclear&RegNum=MTWE6XX-NNNNNN-XXXX&RegEmail=homer@gmail.com"

The argument to the -UNLOCK switch has the format of a form-encoded URL. Substitute your site license product key and registration information in the appropriate places.

Invoking Setup Silently
Command-line parameters can be passed to the Setup application to instruct it to perform specific installation and uninstallation tasks and to run silently. Some of these parameters require a folder location. Folder locations must be surrounded by double-quotes if the path name contains spaces. All command-line parameters are case-insensitive. All parameters, including extra path parameters, should be separated from each other by a space. For example, to specify a silent installation to the directory E:\User Apps\Design Science\MathType, one would use the command line:

Setup.exe -D "E:\User Apps\Design Science\MathType" -Q

The list of command line options is:

-D This parameter indicates the destination folder. Following this parameter must be the full path of a folder where MathType will be installed. This folder will be displayed in the "Install MathType to:" box on the main selection dialog.

-DL This parameter is the same as the "-D" parameter, except the user will not be able to edit the destination location in the main selection dialog. Using this command-line parameter will disable, or lock, that dialog control.

-S This parameter indicates the source folder. Following this parameter must be the full path of a folder where the MathType source files are located. You only need to use this parameter if the source files are not located in the same folder as SETUP.EXE.

-W This parameter indicates that Setup should switch modes, and perform "Workstation" installations and removals.

-I This parameter indicates that Setup should skip the main selection dialog. This parameter is especially useful when used in combination with the "-D" or "-DL" parameters. The user is not presented with the option to modify the destination folder for the application, and will not be able to exit Setup short of aborting installation while the files are being copied/uncompressed.

-R This parameter indicates that Setup should only be run in "remove" mode. If "-R" is passed on the command-line, the user will not have the option of installing MathType.

-C This parameter is used to suppress error and warning messages relating to macro command installation. If MS Word's Startup folder is locked, or if the macro command files have already been installed and are locked, Setup will normally give the user warnings on installation. If this is the normal environment for your organization, and you don't want users to have to deal with such messages (and report these errors to you), use this switch. Be aware, however, that if the macro command files are not already installed, and Word's Startup folder is locked, your users will not see the appropriate warning messages, and will not have the macro commands available to them. For this reason, the "-C" switch should be used sparingly, and generally in combination with the "-W" switch. If this switch is on, these errors and warnings will be written into the log file.

-OLEMGR This parameter is used to put Setup in "OLE Management" mode. This brings up the "Equation Conversion Manager" dialog. In this mode, users will be able to configure which equation types will be auto-converted to MathType equations. While in this mode, no files will be copied or uncompressed. It is solely used to manage equation types and the applications that are used to edit them.
Pushing the installation out to Workstations
Once a disk image has been prepared, and the proper command line arguments for setup.exe have been identified, you are ready to push the installation of MathType out to Workstations. The choice of method will depend on the software deployment framework being used. The two most most common options are:

Use the prepared disk image and command line parameters to build a private MSI package
Share your disk image directory, create a shortcut to Setup.exe, and on the shortcut Target command-line (after Setup.exe), add

-Q -D <workstation install dir>

where <workstation install dir> is something like "C:\Program Files\MathType", where you want MathType installed on each workstation. Then set up a network install script to have each workstation run this shortcut once. After it is run, each workstation will have MathType installed.
MathType Shared Network Setup
MathType setup supports a Shared Network Installation which allows MathType to be installed onto a shared, network volume (server) enabling local network users to run MathType from the server. This installation has two parts; That which is installed on the network volume and that which is installed onto the user's computer.

Network volume
Known as the Server-side Shared Network Setup
Complete MathType installation
Installation source files for local network users

Local network computers
Known as the Client-side Shared Network Setup.
This setup will install the minimal set of files onto the network user's computer.
MathType.exe will not be installed since it resides on the shared network volume.
To install a shared network setup, follow these steps:

Copy the contents of the MathType CD onto the server.
Copy the entire contents of the MathType CD to a location on your network server where all users have access. This folder is referred to as the "Source Folder" and can be set to "read only" once copying is complete.

Run a standard installation of MathType on the server.
As mentioned in the Installation Overview of this document, there are a number of files that are installed to locations other than the MathType Application folder. It is important that setup has write access to these locations in order to complete this step successfully. Review the files and locations listed above and unlock directories as appropriate prior to installing MathType.

Setup must be run on the server in order to appropriately set up the MathType destination folder. Install MathType into a location that is accessible to your network users, making sure NOT to install it into the source folder created in step 1. Doing so will cause the installation to fail. During this installation you will be prompted to personalize your copy of MathType. Enter the name, organization name and registration number as appropriate. The registration number must be a valid site license registration number to prevent problems when executing step 4.

Create a shortcut to be executed by local network users.
Create a shortcut to the Setup.exe file located in the Source Folder created in step 1. Place this shortcut in a server volume where your network users will have access to it.
Rename this shortcut to "Client-Side Install" (no quotes).
Open the Properties of the shortcut and make the following notations:
In the Shortcut Tab edit the "Target" box by adding the following to the end of the existing string: -W -DL "<MathTypeDir>" (where MathTypeDir is the location where you installed MathType in step 2).
If you normally run The Microsoft Word Startup folder locked, you may consider adding also -C to the string in order to suppress any error messages your network users may get during the client-side installation. Note however that using the -C command-line parameter may prevent one from receiving important valid-macro-errors. Because of this, use this parameter sparingly.

Run the Client-side Shared Network Setup.
From a local network user's computer, access and execute the Client-Side Install shortcut created in step 3. This will complete the installation giving the network computer all the appropriate fonts, OLE registration and Start Menu icons necessary to run MathType.

Test your installation.
Test by launching MathType from Start/All Programs/MathType and create expressions using each of the templates and toolbar elements.
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To disable instructional notes on first launch, set the follow regkey


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Design Science\DSMT6\GeneralType: REG_SZ
Value Name: InstructionalNotes
Value: 32
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To set the registration:
Setup.exe -UNLOCK "RegFirstName=Homer&RegLastName=Simpson&RegOrg=Springfield%20Nuclear&RegNum=MTWE6XX-NNNNNN-XXXX&RegEmail=homer@gmail.com"
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Command Line
For silent standalone install with install directory specified:

Setup.exe -D "E:\User Apps\Design Science\MathType" -Q
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