Silent install



  • As a part of my studies in IT Technology, I have been working on how to get an FOG server on the cloud. One of many problems was how to silent install software from the FOG server.
    so here is my 2 cent on how to make it a little bit easier.

    [FONT=Calibri]It is a good idea to use MSI files to distribute Software as the msi[/FONT]
    [FONT=Calibri]already contain a lot of the information needed for silent installs,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Calibri]even if the .msi is extracted from a .exe file[/FONT]
    [FONT=Calibri] [/FONT]
    [FONT=Calibri]If you have a .Exe file and want to extract .Msi from it you[/FONT]
    [FONT=Calibri]Do the following:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Calibri] [/FONT]
    [FONT=Calibri]go to C: -> Users -> username -> AppData -> local -> temp[/FONT]
    [FONT=Calibri]And delete all data here[/FONT]
    [FONT=Calibri] [/FONT]
    [FONT=Calibri]Then run your. Exe program and go into the folder that is created in the temp[/FONT]
    [FONT=Calibri]You can then take the .MSI file directly from the folder and use it to[/FONT]
    [FONT=Calibri]Silent install.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Calibri] [/FONT]
    [FONT=Calibri]If the file isn’t there, there is a good chance it is in:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Calibri] [/FONT]
    [FONT=Calibri]C: -> Program Files (86x) -> common files -> Wise Installation Wizard[/FONT]
    [FONT=Calibri] [/FONT]
    [FONT=Calibri]Here you have to look at the time stamp as the file name will be a series of numbers.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Calibri] [/FONT]
    [FONT=Calibri]Otherwise start the task manager -> resource monitoring (at the bottom) -> Disk[/FONT]

    [FONT=Calibri]Expand the screen and start your install, search for its name on the list and
    go to where ever it points and here you will find the msi.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Calibri] [/FONT]
    [FONT=Calibri]/Jimmy[/FONT]



  • I totaly agree, but as I wrote on top of my “guide” it was an experiment I made during my studies, just to see if FOG was a viable tool to silent install with, and with the “guide” I was just sharing my experience with it.

    /Jimmy


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    switches can be used to install things silently, such as \qn or \s depending on what the installer uses.

    Installing FOG on the cloud would mean uploading and downloading multiple gigabyte images repeatedly, which is not going to be a great experience.

    there are other pieces of open source software that is written specifically to silently install software on windows/Linux clients.

    Personally I don’t use snapins, I use other things to distribute my software. There are many options to look at.


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