Performing a Silent Installation of Blue Chip

 

The following information describes how to perform a ‘silent’ installation of MedicalDirector Blue Chip in Windows Vista. A silent installation involves installing Blue Chip onto multiple workstations simultaneously, and is typically initiated after-hours, unattended.

The instructions below are designed for experienced IT professionals. It is recommended that you consult your System Administrator for assistance and advice with conducting a silent installation.

 

Silent Installations

A silent installation involves recording a response file that records the end-user interaction. This response file is passed to setup.exe so that the installation can be run. It is recommended that you consult your systems administrator before performing such installations.

 

/R : RECORD MODE

In order to run an installation in silent mode, you must first run setup.exe with the /r option to generate a response file, which stores information about the data entered and options selected by the user at run time.

Running an installation program with the command setup.exe /r displays all the run-time dialog boxes, and stores the data in a file called setup.iss, created inside the system’s windows folder. To specify an alternative response file name and location, use the /F1 option, described following.

 

/S : SILENT MODE

The command Setup.exe /s runs the installation in silent mode, by default based on the responses contained in a response file called Setup.iss in the same directory (response files are created by running Setup.exe with the /r option.) To specify an alternative file name or location for the response file, use the /F1 option, described following.

 

/F1 : SPECIFY ALTERNATIVE RESPONSE FILE NAME AND PATH

Using the /F1 option enables you to specify where the response file resides (or where it should be created) and what it is named, as in Setup.exe /s /F1”C:\Temp\Setup.iss”. Specify an absolute path, as using a relative path can give unpredictable results. The /F1 option is available both when creating a response file (with the /r option) and when using a response file (with the /s option).

 

/F2 : SPECIFY ALTERNATIVE LOG FILE NAME AND PATH

When running an installation in silent mode (using the /s option), the log file Setup.log is by default created in the same directory and with the same name (except for the extension) as the response file. The /F2 option enables you to specify an alternative log file location and file name, as in Setup.exe /s /F2”C:\Setup.log”. Specify an absolute path; using a relative path gives unpredictable results.