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The redistributable is in the form of a self-extracting cabinet file (.exe). You can run "silverlight.exe /q" to install it.


Or, if you unzip the .exe, you get silverlight.msi and silverlight.msp.


I ran the following command to install them:


msiexec /i silverlight.msi /update silverlight.msp /qn


You could patch the msi from the msp and create an integrated install using:


msiexec /p silverlight.msp /a silverlight.msi


.. but I this created a whole admin installation with extracted files.  For us, it's easier to just deal with the msi and msp.


Stop Silverlight from checking for updates:


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\SilverlightValue UpdateMode = 2 (DWORD)


This could also be set in HKCU, but HKLM overrides this.


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For the package we use in our environment, we did not extract the MSI or the MSP. We run Silverlight.2.0.exe /q /ignorewarnings /noupdate


The command line argument /ignorewarnings will make sure that there will be no no-fatal error codes returned.


The command line argument /noupdate will disable the need to add a registry entry to disable the auto-update feature.


Previous to having the /noupdate command line argument our solution was to use an installation wrapper to add the registry entries as documented in this thread. These command lines were provided by a very reliable source.


Cheers.


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To stop automatic updates, I simply added the registry key:


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Silverlight]

"UpdateMode"=dword:00000002


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To grey out the end user Auto-Update options:


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Silverlight]

"UpdateConsentMode"=dword:00000000


This displays the Options (Silverlight Properties, tab Update) in read only mode.


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The slipstream works:


Extract the exe into a different folder, copy the msp into another folder, then run

msiexec /p t:\patch\silverlight.msp /a t:\full\Silverlight.2.0\silverlight.msi /qb


That's it (just make sure silverlight.msi is in the full path with a folder call PFiles)


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/doNotRequireDRMPrompt = turns off the 1st use prompt allowing DRM Playback without requiring any end-user intervention. This setting is automatically included when the quiet install switch is used. By default, DRM Playback is set to prompt on 1st use.


/qu = quiet uninstall. This uninstalls Silverlight without seeing the GUI. Note: This will only uninstall the exact same version that it installed, so is typically only useful for testing scenarios.


Note: The /doNotRequireDRMPrompt and /ignorewarnings switches are only available with the version of Silverlight 2 GDR 2 (KB 960353 / 2.0.40115.0) or later.


Source: http://blogs.technet.com/extreme/archive/2009/04/02/silverlight-installation-switches.aspx


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To disable the DRM prompt:


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Silverlight]

"DRMEnabled"=dword:00000000


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2.0.30523.8

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MsiExec.exe /I{89F4137D-6C26-4A84-BDB8-2E5A4BB71E00}

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