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From "Jeff White" <jlw...@earthlink.net>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Silent Installer
Date Sat, 08 Jan 2005 22:47:16 GMT

From: "Lewis Franklin"

> I noticed on the apache website
> that apache has a packaged .msi
> of apache web server. I am needing
> to install apache as a serviceavailable
> to all users, but wish to have the
> installation occur silently. Is it possible
> to install apache from teh command-line by
>passing the necessary parameters to it?

Installer Command-line options
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/sag_wininstall_command_line_syntax.mspx

Apache is not using 3.0 yet
but for what is coming an FYI.

Windows Installer 3.0
Standard Installer Command Line Options
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/msi/setup/standard_installer_command_line_options.asp

For Windows Installer
Windows Scripting
Information

http://groups-beta.google.com/groups?hl=en&safe=images&q=Installer++group%3Amicrosoft.public.scripting.*&qt_s=Search+Groups&safe=images

<quote>

Sample scripts for managing
software on user computers,
including scripts for installing,
updating, and deleting software
installed using Windows Installer.

</quote>

Script Center
Application User Scripts
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/scripts/apps/user/default.mspx

Information on the Win32_classes
used above see below:

Windows Management Instrumentation
Installed Applications Class
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/wmisdk/wmi/installed_applications_classes.asp

For an on-line book explaining
the above scripts see below:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Scripting Guide
Installing, Upgrading, and Removing Software
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/2000/server/scriptguide/en-us/sas_cpm_oxbm.mspx

For tons of Windows Scripts and
information

Script Center
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.mspx

Now for some main
Apache install options:

INSTALLDIR = Your Apache location
SERVERDOMAIN = Your domain
SERVERNAME = Your computer's name
SERVERADMIN = Your Apache admin's email
ALLUSERS = For all users access (use a 1)
RebootYesNo =To control this option (Yes or No)

Put all these options plus
whatever Installer options
that you want on one long
line.

I think it is best to read a while
in the on-line scripting book
about the Installer and while
there look at other Windows
Scripting ways!

Microsoft Windows 2000 Scripting Guide
Installing, Upgrading, and Removing Software
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/2000/server/scriptguide/en-us/sas_cpm_oxbm.mspx

Plus one can do lots more
by using other Apache Installer
defines. Just learn more about
Windows Scripting and the
Windows Installer define actions.

Free VB book that can easily
be adjusted to VBScript ways.

Free Windows Installer Book
http://www.larkware.com/InstallerBook.zip

Jeff





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