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DWG Trueview 2011 unattended install (with progress bar)

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10-20-2010 07:57 AM



Is there a way to install this application unattended using the main setup.exe? I know the /q switch installs silently, but that's not what I want. I'd like a progress bar. Also, I'd like to install to another folder rather than the default \Program files\.


I tried using the msi file instead of the setup.exe. It is more complicated since it requires installing the prerequisites manually (DirectX 9 runtime, msxml 6 parser, Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable) but I managed to install fine. However, when I go to Add/Remove program and try to uninstall Trueview, I get an uninstall error. Apparently, it is trying to uninstall by running the main setup.exe, which is not there since I bypassed it by using ths msi. Arg....



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Re: DWG Trueview 2011 unattended install (with progress bar)

10-22-2010 02:22 AM in reply to: laurentmortezai5155

/qb will show the progress bar with Cancel Button



Customizing the Installdir would need MSIEXEC and msi file. with INSTALLDIR Parameter;

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Re: DWG Trueview 2011 unattended install (with progress bar)

11-19-2010 07:59 PM in reply to: laurentmortezai5155

As Hashim said, you can run the MSI with /qb to get a progress bar.  You can also use /passive.


To uninstall the app, look in the registry under HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall and find the application entry (it may appear by name or by it's GUID, but look at the DisplayName value to identify it).  Then look in the UninstallString value for the removal statement.  If it uses "setup.exe..." with a GUID (product code key), just copy that GUID and see if you can run it "msiexec /x {...long GUID number here...} /passive /norestart"   If often works this way, but not always.

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Re: DWG Trueview 2011 unattended install (with progress bar)

02-07-2013 06:05 PM in reply to: laurentmortezai5155

Can you tell me what the switches setup.exe w/ /t /l /q do? I understand /w and /q but not /t and /l . Thanks!

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