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    What switches are supported on the setup.exe or Hyena_English_xNN.exe command lines? For example, we'd like to run a silent, noreboot installation.

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    Re: Setup command line switches?

    We use different install software between x86 and x64 installs. Which one are you using ?
    Kevin Stanush
    SystemTools Software Inc.

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      Re: Setup command line switches?

      We intend to use both for 8.0. THANKS!


      <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Originally posted by kstanush:
      <span style="font-weight: bold">We use different install software between x86 and x64 installs. Which one are you using ?</span></div></div>

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        Re: Setup command line switches?

        The x86 install uses /S for the silent install.

        The x64 install uses /s, but also requires a response file. To create the response file run the install with /r. You should also use the /f1 switch to specify the name and location of the response file. So, when creating the response file use:

        hyena_english_x64.exe /r /f1"c:\temp\setup.iss"

        Then to install it silently using that file:

        hyena_english_x64.exe /s /f1"c:\temp\setup.iss"

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        • #5
          Re: Setup command line switches?

          Ugh. No recording supported for x86? This is non-standard for installing "serious" applications in the 21st century. One should be able to pass viable options.

          Is Hyena ready for primetime? Why not use a real installer like msiexec or Installshield? WISE is OK for shareware, but successful corporations package their installations and exercise control over the process.

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          • #6
            Re: Setup command line switches?

            The 64-bit installer uses InstallShield. We are migrating to it due to lack of support and direction from Wise. Plus, Wise does not provide the options we need for 64-bit and multi-language modular installations. But other than that, Wise has served us well and there are plenty of applications out there installed with it. Besides, you use the software, not the installation.

            The reason you don't have any other options with the x86 install is because it is not supported by the installation software (Wise).

            We plan to use the InstallShield-based installation software that we use now for x64 for the x86 installs in the next update. But we had to experiment first, and using it on the x64-based update made sense to make sure there were not any problems.

            MSI introduces too many complexities due to Microsoft's design. With our multi-language and multi-platform install options, MSI over-complicates something that does not need it.
            Kevin Stanush
            SystemTools Software Inc.

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            • #7
              Re: Setup command line switches?

              That's all good news. Thanks much, and I wish you all success moving forward with InstallShield. Their installer has worked well for our organization. It also handles virtualization quite well.

              I will argue a little about "use the software, not the installation". Actually, the installer is the customer's first experience with a vendor's software, so one definitely does not want to start off on the wrong foot. Secondly, software that doesn't install with administrative options for the enterprise incurs more costs and overhead for companies. The initial price for the software may be low, but can quickly multiply when manual intervention, custom scripting or installation "capturing" techniques must be used to maintain a controlled environment. WISE has not kept up in that space, and their share in the market for enterprise applications is low as a result. Case in point are the 64-bit issues you mentioned.

              We look forward to continued use of Hyena, and easier deployments to our administrators! Happy Thanksgiving!

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              • #8
                Re: Setup command line switches?

                How do you include the registation file in an unattended/silent installation?

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                • #9
                  Re: Setup command line switches?

                  We install Hyena localy, so I have scripted a copy of the updated register_key.dat file to each user's profile: C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\SystemTools\Hyena. We use Microsoft ConfigMgr, so I can run the script for each user that logs in to a PC running Hyena.

                  One could also update "AccessKey" and "Licensee" in the registry: HKCU\software\adkins resource\hyena\win32

                  I understand that you can install on a network share and put the updated register_key.dat there.

                  -Russell

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