Software Deployment Question

What switches to use with .exe files in silent mode?

09/21/2012 97925 views

I'm using SCCM 2007 to install .exe files

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I usually navigate to the path of the exe in CMD prompt followed by a /? or /help. This will usually get the default ones for you.

Answered 09/21/2012 by: dugullett
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Answered 09/21/2012 by: bkelly
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Answered 09/22/2012 by: jagadeish
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I just posted a series of articles on "InstallShield for Administrators" on my blog.  It talks about the different variants of InstallShield-based executable installers, which command lines work in which situations, how to figure out which situation you're likely to be looking at, etc.  If the installer you're looking at is an InstallShield-based executable, this may help.

The first post is here: 


Answered 12/12/2012 by: msalsbury
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What's the name of the software you are trying to install?

Answered 09/22/2012 by: SilentKiller
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Quite often an exe uses /silent, /s, /q, or /quiet to do a silent install, but it may need a response file recorded first.  Do a /?, which will usually give you an idea of what options there are.  also check documentation, as that will many times give you an idea of how to do a managed install.  You may need to experiment. 

Keep in mind that some exe files are just a wrapper for an MSI.  Done properly, you can extract the msi and run that. 

Answered 09/22/2012 by: Arminius
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If you are looking for the setup parameters of Installshield created installation exes, then this is for you:


Answered 09/23/2012 by: akki
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Answered 09/25/2012 by: hrs2cool
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