MS Visio 2007
Installing MS Visio 2007 silently can be a bit of pain if you only have an .EXE installer.
The whole procedure involves a couple of steps:
You have to install Windows Installer 3.1 before installing MS Visio 2007. It is not provided by default with with Windows XP SP2; it is provided with Windows XP SP3 or as a separate install.
Creating a .MSP file
First, you need to create a .MSP file to be used by SETUP.EXE. To do it, run:
Make sure you set up the following things:
- enter license key,
- accept license key,
- disable "completion notice",
- enable "suppress modals".
Depending on your language version, these things will be called differently.
Creating a config.xml file
Creating a .MSP file is not enough to perform a silent installation. You need to create a config.xml file with settings as well - without it, user will be prompted to choose the type of installation.
The config file can look like below - it disables the prompt and disables the automatic reboot.
<Configuration Product="VisPro"> <Display Level="none" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="yes" AcceptEula="yes" /> <Setting Id="SETUP_REBOOT" Value="Never" /> </Configuration>
For more config.xml options, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179195.aspx (that's for Office, but is also valid for Visio).
XML file for WPKG
Finally, XML file for WPKG:
<packages> <package id="visio" name="Microsoft Office Visio 2007" revision="20071" reboot="false"> <check type="uninstall" condition="exists" path="Microsoft Office Visio Standard 2007" /> <install cmd='"%SOFTWARE%\visio2007\SETUP.EXE" /adminfile "%SOFTWARE%\visio2007\visio.MSP" /config "%SOFTWARE%\visio2007\config.xml"' /> </package> </packages>