View Full Version : Installing Prerequists -- Completely Silent

10-30-2009, 12:23 PM
Is there a way to run the SQL Server Express 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0 completely silent? That means all defaults are selected and no UI whatsoever, with maybe a progress bar?

I've tried SETUP.EXE /s /v/qn, but it still prompts you for everything after the setup downloads the install.



Cary R
11-05-2009, 03:17 PM
It's possible if you modify the prerequisite using the Prerequisite Editor that ships with Professional or Premier. When making the changes, you would basically pass whatever Microsoft documents as providing silent parameters.

There's a KB that discusses this with SQL 2005 here: