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Automate MSI installer not working

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#1 ·  Posted

Hey Guys,

 

I have a MSI file which I've to install daily, I've written a small script that just runs msi file on script directory and clicks on next button. I've also tried with windows class type. I found mouse coordinates with auto it window and made sure that coord mode was window instead of default screen so there will be no mismatch for coordinates when I run this script on a different machine. I'm not getting any errors on running the script but nothing happens when I run.

SetupGSM.au3

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#2 ·  Posted

Moved to the appropriate forum, as the DEV forum clearly states:

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Do not create AutoIt-related topics here, use the AutoIt General Help and Support

 

@DNaidu as this is already an MSI, why not simply use the command-line arguments to install the application silently rather than trying to automate the install GUI? That is what the MSI format is intended for.


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

As @JLogan3o13 said.

Try standard MSI install commands.

Something like.

msiexec.exe /i GSMSetup12062017.msi /qn /norestart

If that works (just use a cmd or a .bat file) let me know.

You can put it in AutoIt if you wanted, but unless you have more to do than just install that file, not much reason too.

I literally just created a silent msi installer wrapped in autoit about an hour ago that may be exactly what you are trying to do.

The reason I used AutoIT was the file name changes and I wanted to just update my dependencies and not the script.

#RequireAdmin
#Include <File.au3>
#Include <Array.au3>

$iDebug = 0
If $CmdLine[0] > 0 Then $iDebug = $CmdLine[1]

$aFiles = _FileListToArray(@ScriptDir, "ampagent*.msi")
If $iDebug = 1 Then _ArrayDisplay($aFiles)

RunWait(@ComSpec & ' /c msiexec.exe /i ' & $aFiles[1] & ' HOST=*snip* /qn', "", @SW_HIDE)

 

You could replace ampagent*.msi with GSMSetup*.msi probably and then put it as a scheduled task or login script to run daily.

Edited by ViciousXUSMC

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