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I've got a setup.exe that appears to be version 8 and it is MSI based. I've recorded a setup.iss file that works fine. The problem is the setup doesn't wait for the install to finish before terminating. I've tried "setup /s /SMS" and "setup /s /w" but neither works.

Anyone run into one of these before?

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Hi Bob,
have you been looking at this page?
http://itninja.com/blog/view/installshield-setup-silent-installation-switches
Regards, Nick
Answered 11/27/2006 by: nheim
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Yes, that is where I got the information about /SMS and /w.

Is there something on that page that I am missing?
Answered 11/28/2006 by: MicrosoftBob
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Hi Bob-
You can also check your syntax. I can remember some installshields that behave differently depending on if you execute

setup.exe /SMS
or
setup.exe -SMS
Answered 12/05/2006 by: Foleymon
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Yupp.
Same issue with -r. Some installers support this, others wont...
Especially when they are msi wrappers.

One solution could be:
Start setup. Extract (=copy to somewhere else)contents from temp. In your case most probably an ISScript.msi and the application.msi. Cancel setup.
Then for your installation run both msis with msiexec /qb! and your done.
Answered 01/04/2007 by: KPrinz
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did your problem get resolved?
Answered 01/04/2007 by: matrixtushar
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