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

Bill Stewart
Fri Apr 17 13:41:37 GMT 2020

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 1:01 AM KAVALAGIOS Panagiotis (EEAS-EXT)  wrote:

> This is the way that we are pushing the packages currently to
> end users is through software managers with silent
> installation.

My point is that "silent" doesn't mean "no visible GUI." It generally
means "the installer doesn't block" (i.e., the installation completes
without user input).

For example, the popular Inno Setup install builder
( has a "/SILENT" command line
parameter, which (if the installer is designed correctly) causes the
created installer to install the package without user input. If run in
the user's session, a GUI is still visible; it just doesn't stop to
ask for any input. If you install using a software management tool,
this usually installs in a separate session, so it doesn't matter if
there's a GUI as long as no input is required.


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