Microsoft Windows Installer
Submitted by Alanoll
You can find out if a setup package uses Windows Installer by viewing the extension of the file (*.MSI). These files often use the /QB and /QN switch. The powertoys uses the /s /v/qn switch. You will have to try out each of the two to find out which one works.
/qb will show a basic progress bar in a window
/qn will not show anything and installs in the background.
» Preventing Applications from Rebooting
To prevent some applications from rebooting automatically (Kerio Personal Firewall 4 is one of them) you need to use REBOOT=Suppress alongside the /qn or /qb switch surrounded in quotation marks. Below is an example:
setup.msi "/qn REBOOT=Suppress"
Some setup files uses the /s/v/qn switch, so to prevent reboots use:
setup.exe /s /v"/qn REBOOT=Suppress"
Last updated 2005-12-17 23:31:01 by Alanoll [Edit]