Setup.exe -s -SMS

I have an application that has an InstallShield installer for it. I have run Setup.exe -r and created my Setup.iss file. But, when I then try to run this in silent mode it fails.

I run setup.exe -s -SMS and nothing happens. If I run Setup.exe -SMS it does launch the apps so it is the -s that is killing it. I have tried running this from an unc and from a mapped drive letter and neither one works. I have Admin rights on my machine as well so I know tha is not the issue.

I ran it and forced Setup.exe to create a log file and all the log file has in it is this:

[InstallShield Silent]
File=Log File

And from what I have read ResultCode=5 means I don't have a response file. But I did create a response file and I placed this setup.iss file in the exact same location as the Setup.exe file (which has always worked for me in the past)

So why would the -s silent switch not work?



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Posted by: aogilmor 13 years ago
9th Degree Black Belt
ORIGINAL: mhsl808

So why would the -s silent switch not work?



Installshield response file setup is crap, that's why. Repackage it or build an MSI from scratch
Posted by: icbrkr 13 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
Are you calling up the response file?

Normally for me, it's setup -s -f1"c:\physical\path\to\iss" -f2"c:\hereisa.log"
Posted by: mhsl808 13 years ago
Fifth Degree Brown Belt
I figured it out. It was a rights issue on the server where I had the source files. I moved my source files to a different share and then it all worked. What is odd is the log file, which pointed to the response file as the issue. The setup.exe kicked off from this same server yet it did not like the .iss file. Very odd but it is all working now.

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