I admit right up front that I haven't worked much with InstallShield installs, so the switches are kind of confusing to me... I'm hoping someone can help clear it all up?

I am not trying to package or re-package using InstallShield, I'm just trying to get a silent install along with a response file so I can deploy using our SD tool.

I have noticed that some InstallShield installs (SCM Client v511 for example) requires the following line to record a response file:

scm_platform -options-record responsefilename

Whereas other InstallShield installs (maybe the majority?) use the switches outlined on their (InstallSheild's) website - such as:

exename -r /f1"path to setup.iss"

My first question - why are they different and how would one know when to use one type of options over another type...

My second question (which ties in with the first one) is, I'm trying to create a response file for Avaya's ScanSoft Speech Attendant and can't get it to recognize any switches at all (not even /?)

Help (please?)


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Hi Marilynkmm,

Your first question can be blamed on the vendors that package them...[&:] There are different types of packaging tools aside from Installshield and Wise and some have their own tool for it.

You can check out this link for your 2nd question and it might help you finding the solution for your problem. I used to get there often when I was packaging for Marimba few years ago and found some helpful tips in getting around some automated installation. Hope it may help you too.. Good luck..

Answered 03/07/2007 by: dj_xest
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As dj_xest said, your SCM installer isn't an Installshield setup so the switches don't apply.
Answered 03/07/2007 by: turbokitty
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