Automated Microsoft Security Essentials Installation

For all those that frequently setup test machines and get tired of manually installing the Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0, here’s a straight forward batch file (even a regular user could use) that does the following: Downloads the Microsoft Security Essential 2.0 (x86) installation source file Installs Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 Downloads and updates the virus definition signature file   [sourcecode language=”plain”] @ECHO OFF Echo Downloading Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 (x86) start /wait bitsadmin /TRANSFER MSE20 Read More …

Microsoft Silverlight 3 Silent Installation

This morning I integrated Microsoft Silverlight 3 into our Windows 7 build. Since we use an automated image build process, i prepared the Silverlight package for a silent install. Here’s what you need to do to run a silent Silverlight 3 installation: 1. Download the latest Silverlight installation package from the Silverlight website. 2. You will get a silverlight.exe. Run silverlight.exe /x to extract the content 3. Now extract the silverlight.msp from the silverlight.7z file Read More …

Microsoft Office 2010 Beta Silent Install

Being one of the lucky ones who was able to sign-up to the Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview program, I have started looking at the deployment of Microsoft Office 2010 today. My first observation was that unfortunately the provided documentation seems to be ahead of the Office Installation sources that have been made available for download. I noticed this when making an attempt to run the setup.exe /admin command which would normally launch the Office Read More …

InstallShield Setup Parameters

On www.AppDeploy.com you find an excellent document describing all Installshield setup parameters, very helpfull if you want to install applications in silent mode. http://www.appdeploy.com/articles/InstallShield%20Setup%20Parameters.pdf