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Legacy Setup with no known command line support
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Rated 4 / 5 (Somewhat Difficult) based on 1 ratings
Most Commonly Reported Deployment Method
Virtual deployment (using application virtualization)
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Command Line
Execute the setup program with --help for command line options.

I downloaded all of the files to a server location, and then used:

--local-package-repository=\\fileserver\Software\Miktex --unattended --package-set=basic

From "strings" I am guessing that the possible "package-sets" are essential, basic and all

The --unattended isn't quiet, just doesn't require user input.
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Command Line
As of MikTeX 2.8.3553 the --package-set=all parameter seems to have change to --package-set=complete. The --unattended switch also seems to be both unattended and silent (as opposed to its previous implementation where it was unattended but still visible).

An example command line for an unattended, silent install of everything from a local repository is:

c:\temp\setup-2.8.3553.exe --local-package-repository=\\server\Miktex --unattended --package-set=complete
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Command Line

basic-miktex-2.7.3248.exe --auto-install=yes --paper-size=Letter --unattended

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I found that i encountered numerous error messages during the installation of the MikTex 32 bit setup, mentioning that tpm packages were missing from the target application directory.  After different attempts to download replacement tpm packages from the net in case they were corrupted this didn't resolve the issue.

I found that applying application compatibility settings to run under 'Windows XP Service Pack 3 mode' and the 'Run as Administrator' selection made that the installation proceeded without any further issues when i re-started on my Windows 7 Enterprise VM Workstation.

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Virtualization

To ensure a complete application package containing all miktex modules the resultant file system footprint is in excess of 2gb.  The sequencing activity took a little of 24 hours on a 2GB RAM Hyper V workstation running either Windows 7 32 or 64 bit.  A different set of application files and modules appear to be needed for each architecture so 2 application sequences should be considered to manage each platform specific package.

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Security
For a flexible install without networking (at install time) you can also download the 'basic' package and install with just the --unattended option. This delivers a working basic system with all the core packages.

If you then grant the 'Users' group (C)hange access to "C:\%ProgramFiles%\MikTeX 2.7" then non-privileged users can add new packages as required - if you're happy with the obvious security implications!
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2.7

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http://miktex.org/2.7/Issues.aspx

Uninstall String

"C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.7\miktex\bin\copystart_admin.exe" "C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.7\miktex\config\uninstall.dat" "E:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.7\miktex\bin\copystart_admin.exe" "E:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.7\miktex\config\uninstall.dat" "C:\P

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