setup-x86_64.exe --quiet-mode issues using Management Tools

Paul Isaacson
Wed Apr 15 14:33:54 GMT 2020

Hello Cygwin Support,

I am trying to install Cygwin silently  through a management tool like SCCM (called Bigfix). I went through the FAQ on your website to see what commands/switches existed. I would like to install silently without any user interaction and so I attempted to use setup-x86_64.exe --quiet-mode and I get into an infinite loop for the installation. Bigfix tells me that the installation is waiting for user response and will not continue. It gets stuck and can't start/finish the installation. Is there any suggestions on what I can try? I also want to install a bunch of packages during the installation but thought I would try to start at a completely silent installation firsts. 

I have also checked forums as well online to see if anyone else had issues. I found a one forum where someone is having the same issue with no resolution found here:

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