Once you have recorded a parameter file, you can use the /s parameter to run the setup silently. By default, the installation process will look for the response file (.iss) in the same directory as the setup.exe. You use the /f1 parameter to specify a different location of the .iss file.
The response file (.iss) must be either be pushed out with the setup.exe file or reside in a location that is accessible to all computers and uses the same drive mapping as is stored in the response file.
To run the setup silently, use a command line as shown below. If the path names contain spaces, you must use quotes. The path names should also be absolute, as relative paths may have unexpected results.
Example: "<location of the setup file>\setup.exe" /s /f1"<location of the response file>\setup.iss"
Sample: "x:\my folder\setup.exe" /s /f1"x:\setup.iss"
While the setup file is running, there is no indication in the task bar. To verify that the setup process is still running, open Task Manager and view the Processes tab. Setup.exe should appear in the list.
Silent Installation and Languages
If you record a parameter file in one language and then use it to install on an operating system using a different language, you will need to supply a language code for the installation to work properly. The language codes are:
1031 - German
1033 - English
1034 - Spanish
1036 - French
1041 - Japanese
1043 - Dutch
The command line syntax with the language code is below. The example uses the language code for German.
Example: "<location of the setup file>\setup.exe" -1<language code> /s /f1"<location of the response file>\setup.iss"
Sample: "x:\my folder\setup.exe" -11031 /s /f1"x:\setup.iss"
If you record a parameter file in one language and install it on an operating system using the same language, you do not need to specify a language code.
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