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I need to automate the install software process. For both Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and Microsoft Direct SDK 2010, I tried to use silent install mode to install and failed.

When I try to automate it using AutoIt in GUI, the buttons in the install window does not response any "send" command which imitating keyboard action ( or ControlClick command). I only can guess that the software installer might have blocked the automated mouse and key strokes in the both software installer. But how can I for sure this is the case?

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Didn't the help in the other 2 threads you already have going help with this issue? Stick to one topic and you'll get more useful information.

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Okay, you have your point. I will stop post any more question regarding this question.

I use the knowage I learned from this Forum and get conclusion that both Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and Microsoft Direct SDK 2010 installed must blocked the automated mouse and key strokes. But I'm not confidence enough for my conclusion. Since these 2 software are popular one, and want to get the second opnions from this Forum.

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I am as confused as BrewManNH, newcome. In your last post, I provided you with the silent switches for the SDK. When you say it failed, WHAT failed exactly? How about posting your install code so we can take a look?

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Hi Jlogan3013,

When I run command "DXSDK_Jun10.exe F", it will pop up a "Wicrosoft DirectX SDK" window. After click the button "Next", it will pop up "License Agreement" window.

When I use Controlsend to mark "I accept the terms in the license agreement", the window has no response. I also tried to use controlClick to click "Back" button and it failed too.

Below is my code:

#RequireAdmin

Opt("wintitlematchmode", 2)

Global $cmd = "C:VcsourceAutoIT_installsw_installDXSDK_Jun10.exe"

Func _WinWaitActivate($title,$text,$timeout=0)

If WinWait($title,$text,$timeout) Then

If Not WinActive($title,$text) Then WinActivate($title,$text)

WinWaitActive($title,$text,$timeout)

Else

ConsoleWrite("WinWaitActivate: " & @error)

EndIf

EndFunc

FileChangeDir("C:VcsourceAutoIT_installsw_install")

Run(@ComSpec & ' /c' & "DXSDK_Jun10.exe F")

;Local $shwndInstall = WinWait("SDK for Windows")

_WinWaitActivate("Microsoft DirectX SDK", "Welcome to the Microsoft DirectX SDK")

ControlClick("Microsoft DirectX SDK", "Welcome to the Microsoft DirectX SDK", "[CLASS:Button;INSTANCE:2]")

;_WinWaitActivate("Microsoft DirectX SDK", "License Agreement")

_WinWaitActivate("Microsoft DirectX SDK", "MICROSOFT SOFTWARE LICCENSE TERMS")

ControlSend("Microsoft DirectX SDK", "I &accept the terms in the License Agreement","[CLASS:Button;INSTANCE:1]","{+}")

;ControlClick("Microsoft DirectX SDK", "License Agreement", "[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:3]")

window_info.pdf

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Hi JLogan3013,

Thank you very much! By using the option " /U " the problem is solved (I thought /F is the option I need to use. I was WRONG. ).

The worked code is as following:

#RequireAdmin

FileChangeDir("C:VcsourceAutoIT_installsw_install")

Run(@ComSpec & ' /c' & "DXSDK_Jun10.exe /U")

Many thanks for this community.

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You could also just use Run, and get rid of the ComSpec piece:

#RequireAdmin

RunWait("C:VcsourceAutoIT_installsw_installDXSDK_Jun10.exe /U")

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Hi JLogan3o13,

Thank you! Your sugesstion works! I can not belive that after so long struggle to find a solution, th solution turns out so simple!!!!

#RequireAdmin

RunWait("C:VcsourceAutoIT_installsw_installDXSDK_Jun10.exe /U")

By the way, how could I post code as you do in a different format?

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