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How can I install this .exe in silent and in background??

02/07/2017 16143 views
I have no information of the vendor´s software about paramets for silent instalation. I tried with the exe with /verysilent (wich it is use for the software Bria from the same developers) but it didn't work. Also, at the end of the instalation it restarts the PC.

It would be great if someone have the MSI for this software.

Thanks a lot.
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  • Have you checked your appdata directory to see if anything is extracted into Temp while the install is taking place? Sometimes you can find a .msi that way.
    • First of all, thanks for answering. Yes, i checked and nothing change. I'll go with de repackaging to try to solve my problem.
  • In my opinion there is no silent method for the installation of this product. I've quickly checked strings variables of the executable file and there is a '--silent' option but it does not suppress EULA.EXE for being displayed (License agreement dialog is started by separate executable). So repackaging of this software sounds like the best option (I do not want to mention about AutoIT :)
    • First of all, thanks for answering. I'll try to repack the software into a MSIwith de App Deploy Repackager.

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Good work on trying to find on the silent parameters with other software they develop. Give them a shout, im guessing you might have a support contract? They should have this sort of thing for enterprise deployments, but if not you will need to repackage it. If your cheap and cant afford Adminstudio £££, check out App Deploy Repackager - its free and it will meet your requirements. You will need knowledge of Windows Installer though.
Answered 02/07/2017 by: rileyz
Red Belt

  • First of all, thanks for answering. I'll try to repack the software with this program and i let you know how it works.

    Thanks a lot rileyz.
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There are no one solution of installing .exe file silently, you will need to try different commands /quite, /silent, /silent /v"/qb" or /Y /S, anyone of the four solution works. 
Answered 02/08/2017 by: patsy1
Senior White Belt

  • I have already try all of those commands, i'll go with the repacking of the software.

    Thanks for answering.
    • If it doesn't work, let me know - I have another cheeky link that has a repackager as well, legit of course - its linked from MS even.
      • I think we'd all be interested in seeing that. Do please share. Maybe on AppDetails, rather than here, if you're shy? :-)
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I take a different approach to the issue.   Run the install on your test machine.   Then download WSUS Package Publisher from https://wsuspackagepublisher.codeplex.com/   There is no install just unpack the file.   Inside there is a tool called "RemoteMSIManager" that will list all of the MSI packages installed on a target machine.   If the software you are looking for is in the list, then right-click on the package and show details.   In the details will be the "Local Package" path and name of the MSI.   Grab that file and try to run a standard quiet MSI install on another target machine.   Please verify your results, but I have found quite a few installs that were just an MSI wrapped with an EXE wrapper.
Answered 02/08/2017 by: greenfeldd
White Belt

  • That would be great, i'll check it out.

    Thanks for answering.
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> quite a few installs that were just an MSI wrapped with an EXE wrapper.
This one doesn't.

There's a much, much simpler approach to finding out if an EXE extracts an MSI and that's to:

- start Task Manager
- click the 'Details' pane to see how many MSIEXEC.EXE processes are running
- start the installer
- pause it if you can or click 'Cancel' (and obviously don't then click 'Are you sure?' if you're so prompted
- now return to Task Manager.
  If there are new MSIEXEC.EXE processes, the chances are that the installer started them so
- bring the 'Command line' column into the Task Manager view
- note the path in use. 99% of the time, it'll be in %TEMP%. Very occasionally, it'll be in a branch of %AppData%
- browse to that path
- copy the MSI and any assorted junk somewhere else

It's also worth dropping the EXE on to 7Zip, as it can open simple self-extracting EXEs.
Answered 02/09/2017 by: VBScab
Red Belt

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Hi :-))

Use keys

/verysilent /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART

Working fine with Bria_Stretto_5.4.0_94387.exe

All keys 

http://www.jrsoftware.org/ishelp/index.php?topic=setupcmdline

Regards

Alex


Answered 01/13/2019 by: Alex4122
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