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Installing FileBoss Silently

Silent Install


Note: This procedure is for System Adminstrators who need to distribute FileBoss to multiple machines. It must not be use to replace the normal Installation procedure which is covered here.

The FileBoss setup program supports a number of command-line options to allow automated and/or silent installation.


For a completely silent install use

     <path>\fileboss_setup.exe /SP- /SILENT /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES

each of these parameters and more are defined below.


Please note, however, that FileBoss must not be running when a new install starts. If it is install will display an error message and wait for user input no matter which command line parameters have been set.


Common Command Line Options


Disables the This will install... Do you wish to continue? prompt at the beginning of Setup.


Instructs Setup to be silent or very silent. When Setup is silent the wizard and the background window are not displayed but the installation progress window is.

When a setup is very silent this installation progress window is not displayed. Everything else is normal so for example error messages during installation are displayed and the startup prompt is (if you haven't disabled it with the '/SP-' command line option explained above).


Instructs Setup to suppress message boxes. Only has an effect when combined with '/SILENT' and '/VERYSILENT'.

The default response in situations where there's a choice is:

in a 'Keep newer file?' situation. No in a 'File exists, confirm overwrite.' situation.

in Abort/Retry situations.

in Retry/Cancel situations.

Yes (=continue)
in a DiskSpaceWarning / DirExists / DirDoesntExist / NoUninstallWarning / ExitSetupMessage / ConfirmUninstall situation.


Advanced Command Line Options


Prevents the user from cancelling during the installation process, by disabling the Cancel button and ignoring clicks on the close button. Useful along with '/SILENT' or '/VERYSILENT'.


Instructs Setup to load the settings from the specified file after having checked the command line. This file can be prepared using the '/SAVEINF=' command as explained below.

Don't forget to use quotes if the filename contains spaces.


Instructs Setup to save installation settings to the specified file.

Don't forget to use quotes if the filename contains spaces.


Overrides the default directory name displayed on the Select Destination Location wizard page. A fully qualified pathname must be specified.

/GROUP="folder name"

Overrides the default folder name displayed on the Select Start Menu Folder wizard page. If the [Setup] section directive DisableProgramGroupPage was set to yes, this command line parameter is ignored.


Instructs Setup to initially check the Don't create a Start Menu folder check box on the Select Start Menu Folder wizard page.