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ckarnuth

Help a Newby ?

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I am trying to install a program from inside the autoit script. The program and the msi installer are all located on a networked shared driver. I can't figure out how to actually call the MSI. Is this something that is possible?

Unfortanetly, this is the first script that I have tried to create, and I have gone through some of the tutorials, however none of them relate to calling an MSI from a network location, or local location for that matter.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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Check out ShellExecute()

if that doesn't work for what you are tryin to do, Check out Run()

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Thank you Paulie, the ShellExecute works, now the second part of the post. How do I make autoit, click on the correct prompts for the install to be unattended.

I know that it has something to do with the windows that pop up, however, as I stated before, I am a complete Newby and can not find anything on how to program this.

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Here is a pretty good walkthrough of automating a basic installer with autoit.

Some other functions to look at:

MouseClick()

ControlClick()

Unfortunately, I can't demonstrate their applications without an actual copy of the installer. You'll have to mess around with them :D

Welcome to the forums! and Good Luck!

Edited by Paulie

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Thank you again for the help. That will give me something to play with for a while.

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

i am runnning windows vista and with the winactivate command, the folder that i am running the script out of always stays active. I am trying to do the notepad tutorial, and notepad never becomes active. is it something with vista ?

disregard this post, was using winwait instead of winactivate

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