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Silent Install for GW Messenger

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April 15, 2008 7:17 am

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Problem

A Forum reader recently asked:

“I’m looking to push GroupWise Messenger to several employee workstations. I’m trying to make the process as automated as possible.”

And here is the response from Patrick Farrell …

Solution

1. Edit the setup.cfg file.

2. Fill in the ServerAddress (you can put a DNS or IP address in) ServerPort (8300 by default).

3. At the bottom of the file, under ShowDialogs, set the following data:

HideAllDialogs=yes

This is for version 1.x. I haven’t gotten around to moving to 2.x, but I would imagine it’s very similar.

E. Neaves adds:

I found out the hard way that you also may have to modify
setup.ini. Change:

EnableLangDlg=N

Otherwise, you still get the Language prompt.

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3 Comments

  1. By:gehorvath

    If you install it over an existing installation use the UPDATE parameter, to supress the “update or new install” dialog.

    For example:
    \\servername\volume\applications\messenger\setup.exe UPDATE

  2. By:grimlock

    Is the UPDATE something new to 2.x? I wrote the solution that was posted above, and I’ve never had to specify update.

    -Patrick

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