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deploying to SAS clients silent install and Coexistence

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deploying to SAS clients silent install and Coexistence

We are trying to automate the SAS system requirement setup.exe  so users do not have to click and it can be a plain silent install. anybody know on asample script on how to achieve this? We are able to fully automate the add-in install but user intervention is required with the SAS system requirements setup.exe.

Also our users  are mixed between W7 and XP. The W7 users have a virtual XP environment with MS Office 2007 installed where they run the SAS 9.1.3 add-in. Deploying the 9.2 Add-in to these users is not an issue because it will be installed on their W7 environment and the 9.1.3 is in a virtual XP environment. It can be deployed any time prior to “go-live”.

Is it possible for the XP users to have both versions installed or does it have to be one or the other? Are there best practices that we should be following?

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deploying to SAS clients silent install and Coexistence

The SAS Deployment Wizard documentation has instructions for creating a silent install. If you can't find the doco, contact Tech Support. You need to launch the Wizard in RECORD mode from the DOS prompt and specify a response file. Then you can run setup.exe with options. This also works with applying a hotfix.

The problem we had is that the MS Runtime Components could not always install itself. This crashed the silent install, sometimes causing blue screen of death for the customer.

For different Windows O/S you might have to create two response files, one created on each platform. The Wizard should select the correct install files for each O/S, as it would doing it manually.

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deploying to SAS clients silent install and Coexistence

thanks Boschy

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