A.1 InstallShield Silent Install Options

The following table identifies commonly used silent install options for InstallShield:

InstallShield Option



Records installation responses in an answer file.

Use this option with the graphical installer to create the answer file (such as C:\Windows\setup.iss) that is needed to perform a silent install.


Silently installs the application.


Causes the installer to pause until the installation finishes.


Specifies the filename of the answer file.

For information about other InstallShield silent and unattended install options, see Unattended/Silent Installation Switches on the SourceForge.Net Web site.