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FileMaker Pro 6 comes as a native MSI, but it will not install silently unless the [Silent Install] section of the "FileMaker Pro 6.pdf" file (note: not an Acrobat PDF - it's just a text file). The "FileMaker Pro 6.pdf" file acts as the 'unattended settings' file.

The only bit you /really/ need to edit in the .pdf file is the "Installation Code=" entry.

Apparently nobody at FileMaker has heard of MST's.
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To slipstream the latest patch

1) Download fmp_60v4a_win_updater.zip from the FileMaker website
2) Extract the FileMaker Pro 6v4a Updater.exe to a working folder
3) From the command line, run

"FileMaker Pro 6v4a Updater.exe" /b"C:\temp-msp"

This will extract FNO60v4Update.msp to the location C:\temp-msp
There are no spaces between the /b and the "C:
4) Integrate the patch as usual

msiexec.exe /p <dot_msp_name> /a <original_filemaker_msi> /passive

5) Done!
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Filemaker pro v6 and v9 are similar.

to filemaker pro.msi silently just add in the file .pdf a new section :

[Silent Install]
Name = Automated Minimum Installation
CommandLine = msiexec /m "FileMaker Pro 9.mif" /qn /I "FileMaker Pro 9.msi"
SupportedClients = Win 9x, Win NT (i386)
UserInputRequired = False
RemoveProgram = True
UnInstallKey =#######################
License Key= #######################
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Once you have extracted the MSI from the original EXE file, you can create a transform using InstallShield Admin Studio. You need to use InstallShield to create the transform because the MSI was created with InstallShield. Once the transform is created, you can then edit the transform with Wise.

If you try creating the transform with Wise, it looks like it was created successfully until you try and install the MST with the MSI and it hangs during the installation. Once the transform is created with InstallShield Admin Studio and edited with Wise, the MST installs fine with the MSI.

KJ
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