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From "Jeff White" <>
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

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

Windows Installer 3.0
Standard Installer Command Line Options

For Windows Installer
Windows Scripting


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


Script Center
Application User Scripts

Information on the Win32_classes
used above see below:

Windows Management Instrumentation
Installed Applications Class

For an on-line book explaining
the above scripts see below:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Scripting Guide
Installing, Upgrading, and Removing Software

For tons of Windows Scripts and

Script Center

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

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

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


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