Silent Installation 

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All command-prompted installations and deinstallations MUST be executed as an administrator to ensure sufficient installation privileges. 

Version 5.0

The Ares Client can be installed, uninstalled, and repaired via the command line utilizing msiexec. Run msiexec with the following parameters to install, uninstall, or repair: 
 
  • Install:
    msiexec -i <path to installer>
  • Uninstall:
    msiexec -uninstall <path to installer>
  • Repair:
    msiexec -fvomus <path to installer>
 
Additionally, the following UI parameters are available:
 
  • Quiet: Performs the installation with no UI
  • Passive: Performs the installation with UI, but with no interaction (default values will always be selected)
For a full listing of available options, run msiexec -h.
 

Version 4.7 and Previous Versions

The Ares staff suite may be remotely installed, updated, and uninstalled using an InstallShield MSI "response file" or "answer file" to record the results of installation prompts. The following command parameters start the set up in record mode. When the installer opens, complete each prompt by selecting the option you want to be included in the automated installation.

Setup.exe -r -f1[filename]
Example: Setup.exe -r -f1c:\install.iss 

After creating the answer file, run a silent installation, or update using the parameters provided in the following example.

Setup.exe -s -f1[filename]
Example: Setup.exe -s -f1c:\install.iss 

Ares may be uninstalled using the same method. To begin, record a response file for deinstallation using parameters provided in the following example. When the installer opens, complete each prompt by selecting the option you want to be included in the automated deinstallation.

Setup.exe -x -r -f1[filename]
Example: Setup.exe -x -r -f1C:\uninstall.iss

After creating the answer file, run a silent deinstallation using the parameters provided in the following example.

Setup.exe -x -s -f1[filename] 
Example: Setup.exe -x -s -f1C:\uninstall.iss
Always use the full path when specifying where to create or find .iss files.

 

 

 

 

 

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