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    Member Bob Houle's Avatar
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    Default Unattended Patches

    It would be nice if Alpha offered 'un-attended' patches for their run-times so that network administrators could update network users without requiring user interaction. It would locate the run-time application and update it. Done!

    -Perhaps a switch.. such as: rt_patch.exe \u

    --Bob

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    Default Re: Unattended Patches

    Hi Bob,

    This is already possible with our installations. You can use command line options to accomplish this.

    Here are the command line options for installs and uninstalls.

    The following command line options can be applied to installs

    Option Function
    /T Install in Test mode.
    /X pathname Extracts files to pathname.
    /Z pathname Extracts files to pathname, then reboots.
    /M Runs installation in manual mode, prompting for system directories such as Windows, System, etc.
    /M=filename Specifies a value file for installation. See Set Variable for more information on reading variables.
    /M1 Displays the name of each self-registering .OCX or .DLL as it is registered.
    /M2 Reserved for internal use by the Wise Installation System during debugging sessions.
    /M5=dir_name During installation, temporary files are written to the hard drive. On some locked-down machines with restricted privileges, these temporary files might fail to write, resulting in a failed installation. Use this command line option to specify a directory name for a directory to which the user has write privileges.
    /S Silent mode, automatic mode with no user choices.

    These are the uninstall command line options

    The following command line options can be applied to the Wise Installation System uninstall executable file, which is named unwise.exe or unwise32.exe.


    Option Function
    /Z Remove empty directories, including one with Unwise itself.
    /A Automatic mode. The Wise splash screen appears on the destination computer, then the uninstall proceeds immediately with no user choices, except for questions about uninstalling shared files.
    /S Silent mode. The uninstall proceeds silently with no splash screen, no dialogs, and no user choices.
    /R Rollback mode.
    /U This option removes the Select Uninstall Method dialog, which means the user does not see options for a custom, automatic, or repair uninstall.
    When you use command line options for the uninstall program, you must send it the path to the log file as a parameter. It must be the log file that is in the same folder as unwise.exe. If the path to the log file contains spaces, it must be surrounded by quotation marks.
    Example:

    "C:\Program Files\My App\UNWISE.EXE" /A "C:\Program Files\My App\INSTALL.LOG" Widget Uninstall

    You can specify the title of the Uninstall dialog that appears. Just type the title at the end of the command line after all other options. In the example above, the title would be "Widget Uninstall".

    I hope this helps
    John

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    Default Re: Unattended Patches

    Great news!

    I'm going to test this thoroughly. This would be huge if it works like I think.


    Thanks,
    --Bob

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    Default Re: Unattended Patches

    Hello.
    I have only one question.
    There is any way to unable 'Cancel' button during uninstal?
    thanks

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    Default Re: Unattended Patches

    Bob,

    can you give any feedback on this yet??? It may be very helpful to a lot of us.

    Thank you for asking the question.


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    Dave Mason
    dave@aldausa.com
    Skype is dave.mason46

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