Topic "Silent install no longer working"

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adrian_vg
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Just tried to silently install the latest stable version of WinSCP; v4.2.5.

Using the info in the faq, I've been using the /silent and /verysilent switches as well as the /loadinf-parameter to automate installations. This no longer works.

Error is I get a popup saying "Please chose an option" and offers me to click OK, whereupon the installer shuts down.

This is the line in the install script I use:

    winscp425setup.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOADINF="winscp4.inf" /NOICONS /mergetasks="desktopicon\common"

I've also tried the bare-metal silent install with the same result:
    "winscp425setup.exe" /SILENT /LOADINF="winscp4.inf"

The contents of winscp4.inf below. I use /saveinf with the installer to create the answer-file:

    [Setup]
    Lang=en
    Dir=C:\Program Files\WinSCP
    Group=WinSCP
    NoIcons=1
    Components=main,shellext,pageant,puttygen


Can you advise please? If I forgot any information pertinent to this, please let me know. Thanks.

/Adrian_vg
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adrian_vg
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Made a small typo when using the /SAVEINF-switch, below is the new contents of winscp4.inf.

    [Setup]
    Lang=en
    Dir=C:\Program Files\WinSCP
    Group=WinSCP
    NoIcons=0
    SetupType=full
    Components=main,shellext,pageant,puttygen,transl,transl\eng
    Tasks=enableupdates,sendtohook,urlhandler,searchpath


Silent install however still gives me the "Chose option"-popup.
martin
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It works for me with /silent. Can you post a screenshot of the "Please chose an option" screen? Also log file from setup might be useful.
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adrian_vg
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prikryl wrote:
It works for me with /silent. Can you post a screenshot of the "Please chose an option" screen? Also log file from setup might be useful.


That was weird, just booted up my computer for the day and tried it again, and now it works... Rolling Eyes

Don't know if it had anything to do with the numerous uninstalls and installs of WinSCP while I was trouble-shooting or what. Should I encounter this again, I'll get back to you.

Sorry for wasting your time. Confused
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Twat!
adrian_vg
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dr_john_eaton wrote:
Twat!


How incredibly mature. How old might you be then? Rolling Eyes

Anyway, I encountered the same problem again a while ago on a couple of machines at work. Only those few, all other worked fine installing the latest version of WinSCP. No big deal basically.
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