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NewsArchive
06-13-1997, 12:00 AM
Hi,

1. Command line switches

What are the diffrent switches for InstallShield Express ? I noticed that,
when you generate a SMS package, the switches -s -sms and -m are used.

-s is for silent setup.

What is the purpose of -sms switch and -m switch ?

2. Self-registring.

When I want to install a new version of COMCTL32.OCX, is the old version is
in use (locked), a statement is added to the WININIT.INI file. That's fine
BUT how is that OCX file self-registred ? It seems it doens't happen on
some of my systems.

Thanks in adavnce for any answer,

Olivier Van Pevenaeyge

NewsArchive
06-16-1997, 12:00 AM
> What is the purpose of -sms switch and -m switch ?
-m cause Express to generate a MIF(Management Information File) at the
end of the installation
-sms prevents a network connection and also the closing of SETUP.EXE
before the install is complete.

> 2. Self-registring.
>
> When I want to install a new version of COMCTL32.OCX, is the old version
is
> in use (locked), a statement is added to the WININIT.INI file. That's
fine
> BUT how is that OCX file self-registred ? It seems it doens't happen on
> some of my systems.

When a file is locked you'll find a copy of the newer file with the
extension
...n (n>=1) which is what gets renamed during restart. Express tries to d
the
self registration of the .n file during install and does not attempt to
self register
during restart. This is one of the reasons why you(we) recommend the user
to close all the programs before proceeding with the install.

--
Rajesh Ramachandran
InstallShield Corporation

NewsArchive
06-24-1997, 12:00 AM
Where can I find documentation on the command line switches?

Cheers,
Tom