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Deployment Tips (4)

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Rated 1 / 5 (Very Easy) based on 4 ratings
Most Commonly Reported Deployment Method
Windows Installer with Custom Transform (MST)
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Command Line
From the installation page (see Related Links), save Silverlight.exe.

Silent installation from the .exe:

silverlight.exe /q

(doing a silent install from the .exe will also upgrade previous versions without the prior need to uninstall)

If you want to use the .msi, you can extract is by running silverlight.exe /extract. You'll also see a silverlight.7z file, from which you can extract silverlight.msp using WinZip (or your choice of unzipper). You can discard all other files except for the .msi and .msp.

You can then do a silent installation from the .msi, but first uninstall Silverlight 2.0 if it's installed otherwise it'll complain:

start /w msiexec.exe /X{89F4137D-6C26-4A84-BDB8-2E5A4BB71E00} /qn

Then, install 3.0:

start /w msiexec /i silverlight.msi /update Silverlight.msp
ALLUSERS=2 /qn /LiV %temp%\Silverlight3.log


Silent uninstallation of 3.0 using the .exe:

silverlight /qu

Silent uninstallation of 3.0 using msiexec (same GUID as Silverlight 2.0):

start /w msiexec.exe /X{89F4137D-6C26-4A84-BDB8-2E5A4BB71E00} /qn
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Extract the msp and run it with the msiexec.exe /i silverlight.msi /PATCH Silverlight.msp
ALLUSERS=2 /qn.

I have also edited the silverlight.msi to add the following keys
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Silverlight]
"UpdateMode"=dword:00000002
"UpdateConsentMode"=dword:00000000.


These will block the autoupdate feature. I would have preferred to MST the install but Wise doesn't like this msi and installer stopped part way through the creation stage.
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Extract the contents of the downloaded 'Silverlight.exe' using winzip/rar into a new directory e.g. c:\silver & subsequently extract the contents of 'silverlight.7z' (into the same folder). From the command-line run:

msiexec /p c:\silver\silverlight.msp /a c:\silver\silverlight.msi

The msi (c:\silver\silverlight.msi) has now been updated to include the msp's content. Make sure you keep hold of the 'PFiles' folder too - this is required, everything else can be deleted.

Optional: If you don't want the PFiles folder hanging around; open c:\silver\silverlight.msi in your MSI editor of choice (I use Wise Package Studio 7) and update the media entries accordingly to use either internal or external cabs (whichever you prefer) & re-compile. The PFiles dir is no longer required.

You can now create/apply a transform on the msi to disable auto-updates etc. as already documented by DanGay.
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I successfully silently install Silverlight 5 with "Silverlight.exe /q"
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Silverlight

Version

3.0.31017.0056

Contact

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139721

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Silverlight 3 Toolkit October 2009

Uninstall String

MsiExec.exe /I{D250A04E-5A47-4EA7-964D-0FCA67B1E5C8}

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