Silent Installation of WinVNC problem...

Ian Cowley ian "at" iancowley.co.uk
Mon, 10 Sep 2001 23:56:48 +0000


Hmm,  the way I discovered of doing it ran thusly:

Use rsetup from the NT4 Server Resourse kit to remotely install Rconsole
on the target machine.
Run rconsole - this runs a silent dos prompt on the target machinbe, and
you can specify to do It with admin rights
Inside said dos prompt, run a batch file with the following:
	Copy files (exe, dll, directory structure insode \program files)
from a shared server folder somewhere
	run regedit /s vnc.reg (where vnc.reg is an exported .reg of the
settings from a clean machine with VNC setup as preferred - this
includes the password setting :)
	run winvnc -install

Because it all runs as administraor on the target machine, no rights
issues incur.

Only works on a domain, but is brilliant, 'cos it's all totally remote.

I used it to install VNC(fully configured) on a machine that I had never
even seen, 200 miels away in one of our other offices, across the
company WAN.

I can probab;ly remmeber details of the batch fiels if pressed

-- 
Ian Cowley


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com 
> [mailto:owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com] On Behalf Of TURNER Chris
> Sent: Monday 10 September 2001 17:58
> To: 'vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com'
> Subject: FW: Silent Installation of WinVNC problem...
> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions about this 
> problem posted on 24/08/01 (detailed below)...
> 
> Cheers - Chris.
> 
> >  -----Original Message-----
> > From: 	TURNER Chris  
> > Sent:	24 August 2001 16:48
> > To:	'vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com'
> > Subject:	Silent Installation of WinVNC problem...
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'm trying to remotely install WinVNC to Windows NT 4.0 
> workstations 
> > via a DOS login script. I've managed to generate a silent install 
> > response file
> > (setup.iss) by running the Installshield program with the 
> -r switch, then
> > using the response file to do the silent install, i.e.:
> > 
> > <setup directory>\setup.exe /S /h1[<iss file directory>\setup.iss]
> > 
> > On attempting to use it, it installs like a dream, but then after 
> > observing the files as copied to their respective directory 
> for about 
> > a couple of seconds, they disappear! Running through the installer 
> > without the silent response file in the same context works fine and 
> > the program remains installed, but the silent installation does not 
> > persist.
> > 
> > I've searched the Installshield knowledgebase 
> > (support.installshield.com) and the VNC mailing list, but 
> with no joy. 
> > Has anyone else come across this and if so, any ideas??
> > 
> > Chris.
> 
> 
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