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Hello everyone. This is the my first time to post a question here. I hope I can get a hint with my problem.

I want to install InstallShield 10.5 unattentedly, but I can't figure out how to do it. I think the installer uses the InstallScript Technology, so it is more difficult to deploy. Unlike InstallShield X Express, which is MSI based. For InstallShield 10.5, I tried running the setup with the /A switch, but it didn't work. I also tried installing it with the record mode (-R switch), but it didn't create the setup.iss file. What other approaches should I try?

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Ok, I tried installing it again on record mode on a clean system, and it created the setup.iss. Now, how can I install it silently and let it use the setup.iss? Can I just copy the setup.iss on the same folder as the compressed exe and install it using the /s switch? Or do I have to extract the files inside the exe? I tried extracting the files of the exe using WinRAR, but it doesn't work. I also tried running the setup, and checked the files that it created in the %temp% folder, but the size is too small.
Answered 01/24/2005 by: totoymola
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I solved my problem. Running the setup with the /s and with the setup.iss in the same directory will not work, since the exe is a compressed archive, and it's files are extracted to the %temp% directory. So to be able to use the response file, I have to use the /f"path_of_the_response_file" switch too. [:)]
Answered 01/24/2005 by: totoymola
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You can also just drop the iss file into the directory of setup.exe and it will use it by default when run silently.
Answered 01/25/2005 by: Bladerun
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I tried that, but it didn't work. The reason I think is because the installer is a compressed exe, so it's files are extracted to the %temp% directory. So the setup.exe (in the %temp% dir) looks for the setup.iss in the %temp% directory too, not in the directory of the compressed exe installer.
Answered 01/25/2005 by: totoymola
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