Microsoft Snapshot Viewer

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Once you use the /T:c:\temp /C command to extract the setup files (it will ask you if you want to install, just say yes) the following switches are valid for the provided setup.exe. HOWEVER - if you try them, you will see that they are not supported for this particular installation.

/A = Administrator mode (not supported by this setup)
/G [filename] = Generate log file for installation activity
/Q0 = Quiet mode, shows exit (not supported by this setup)
/Q1 = Quiet mode with hidden exit (not supported by this setup)
/QT = Quite mode hiding all display not supported by this setup)
/QN1 = Quiet mode hiding exit with reboot supressed not supported by this setup)
/QNT = Quiet mode hiding all display with reboot supressed not supported by this setup)
/R = Reinstall the application
/U = Uninstall but leave shared components
/UA = Uninstall and remove shared components
/X [filename] = Set network log location for tracking installation instances
/Y = Install without copying files
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Packagers rejoice! Microsoft has recognized the need for an unattended silent installation of the Access Snapshot viewer that actually works. They have released an updated installation in the form of a hotfix that can be obtained from Microsoft Product Support Services (1-800-642-7676).

For more information see KB=885883.
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One of the other posts in the Command Lines section of this KB article states the /Q1 option is not supported but the KB=885883 is a hotfix that WILL allow the snapshot viewer to install silently using the /Q1 switch. KB Article at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885883. Download the file at http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=885883&kbln=en-us.

While the KB=885883 article says something about being for Access 2002 or French language only, testing in a XP SP2, XP SP3, Vista SP1, and Vista SP2 environment proved the hoftix version works with snapshots made with versions of Access from A97 through A2007.

1) Once you download the hotfix from MSFT extract using the password provided. It will extract snpvw.exe to a folder you specify.
2) Extract the files from snpvw.exe to a folder using the /C and /T switches.
Ex: snpvw.exe /C /T:"C:\Extracted"
3) Deploy all the extracted files (we used SCCM) and run the setup with the quiet (no exit) switch.
Ex: Setup.exe /Q1
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SnapShot viewer uses its standard WExtract utility to provide this setup as a single executable. WExtract supports the following arguments:

/Q = Quiet mode
/T:[full path] = specifies temporary working folder
/C = Extract files to folder when used with /T
/C:[cmd] = Override Install Command defined by author
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Take a capture of this package. Also, there is an stf file present with the source of the software that can be of great help in understanding the package.

This also requires some merge modules (do not remember the name).

As a summary, the following were the main procedures:

1. Take a capture.
2. Select the 'Feature' feature and clean the HKCR registry ive as it contains the entries made by auto DLL registration.
3. Add the required merge modules.
4. Remove all HKCU keys.

The above points were the most notable ones while creation of this package.
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I was able to get the silent package to run using the hotfix and the command lines mentioned earlier.

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