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Most Common Setup Type
Windows Installer (Delivered as an EXE)
Average Package Difficulty Rating
Rated 1 / 5 (Very Easy) based on 1 ratings
Most Commonly Reported Deployment Method
Vendor Provided Command Line (switch driven)
Command Line

Amazon Kindle Reader App for PC is packaged with NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System).

Silent install switch is /S and is case sensitive.

Running without switches will install without user interaction, but will launch the program after installation.  Installing silently simply installs and exits the installer.

Updated 2020-11-20, so close.  If running the install as system (deploying with MEMCM), installer puts the start menu shortcuts into [C:\Windows\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Amazon\Amazon Kindle], also known as not a useful place. 

I've (disappointingly) created a batch file to run the installer, then run the following..

move "c:\Windows\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Amazon" "%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\"

Update 2020-11-23, of course I found if this is deployed as available, and a user installs it, even though the deployment type in MEMCM says to install as SYSTEM, it's installing with user context.  Then I found the permissions on the start menu items was wrong, so this is the batch file I came up with.

:: install the application
"KindleForPC-installer-1.30.59056.exe" /S

::in the event it's run with SYSTEM context (appenforce.log), move the start menu things from here to the proper location.
move "c:\Windows\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Amazon" "%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Amazon"

::in the event it's run with USERS context (appenforce.log), reset the permissions, because they're broken.
c:\windows\system32\icacls.exe "%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Amazon" /T /Q /C /RESET

Setup Information:
Setup Type: Windows Installer (Delivered as an EXE)
Deployment Method Used: Vendor Provided Command Line (switch driven)
Deployment Difficulty: Very Easy
Platform(s): Windows

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