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Silent Install Script for InstallShield 3

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I have an installer packaged with InstallShield 3 that has custom dialog boxes that I've been able to overcome with the answer file. I can write an AutoIt script to send the necessary keyboard commands to make this work, including entering the serial number, but this is designed for SCCM deployment, and I really would like this to be silent to the user. Searches of the Googles have come up empty.

Does anyone have any suggestions? 

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command line switches?

 

If only. InstallShield 3 does a terrible job with custom dialog boxes. If I don't believe the AutoIt generated executable will support silent command line switches due to the nature of the script. 

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It isn't InstallShield's fault if the repackager chose not to include command line switches. What is the product? Without seeing the install it is difficult to say what can or cannot be done.


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It isn't InstallShield's fault if the repackager chose not to include command line switches. What is the product? Without seeing the install it is difficult to say what can or cannot be done.

 

It's an old version of sbclient from IMB. Here is the only way I've been able to get the script to work.

 
#include <Constants.au3>
 
; Run sbclient setup
Run("C:5.3installsetup.exe")
Sleep(30000)
;
Send("{ENTER}")
Sleep(500)
Send("{ENTER}")
Sleep(500)
Send("{ENTER}")
Sleep(500)
Send("{ENTER}")
Sleep(500)
Send("{ENTER}")
Sleep(500)
Send("{ENTER}")
Sleep(30000)
Send("Serial")
Sleep(500)
Send("{TAB}")
Send("Serial")
Sleep(500)
Send("{ENTER}")
Sleep(10000)
Send("{ENTER}")
Sleep(500)
Send("{TAB}")
Sleep(500)
Send("{ENTER}")
Sleep(500)
Send("{ENTER}")

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