This is a silent installer/upgrader but a non-silent uninstaller for CutePDF Writer. It can be downloaded from the Cute PDF website. Use the following XML to install it:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <packages> <package id="cutewriter" name="CutePDF Writer" revision="2802" priority="0" reboot="false"> <depends package-id="gplghostscript" /> <check type="uninstall" condition="exists" path="CutePDF Writer 2.8"/> <install cmd='"%SOFTWARE%\cutewriter\CuteWriter.exe" /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /SP-'/> <upgrade cmd='"%SOFTWARE%\cutewriter\CuteWriter.exe" /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /SP-'/> <remove cmd='"%PROGRAMFILES%\Acro Software\CutePDF Writer\uninscpw.exe" -s'/> </package> </packages>
Note that the option for a silent uninstall is completely different (-s) from the option for a silent install. Also don't forget to surround the complete path to the executable with quotes because the path contains spaces.
The software depends on Ghostscript in some form being installed on the machine; one possibility is GPL Ghostscript. On 64-bit machines, CutePDF still expects the 32-bit version of GhostScript. 32-bit Ghostscript and 64-bit Ghostscript do not coexist nicely. Among other things, they will have the same name in the uninstaller. You can either use GhostScript 8.15 Lite from the CutePDF Web site, or install only the 32-bit version of GhostScript.
Note the installer installs Ask Toolbar. You may want to opt out by using the switch /no3d.