Automating Legacy Installers

To achieve a fully unattended and automated installation, the packages you install must support unattended installation. Many setup programs support an /s or /q command-line option for such a thing; others don’t.

Often, you can find out whether the package supports unattended installation by typing setup /? at the command prompt, where setup is the file name of the setup program. If the setup program doesn’t provide clues, you need to know which vendor’s product was used to create the package. You can usually tell by running the setup program and looking for logos, for example. Armed with that information, the following sections describe how to install packages created by different packaging software unattended. Table 23-13 ...

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