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Mailbag: How can I perform a silent installation of Visio for Enterprise Architects?

Mailbag: How can I perform a silent installation of Visio for Enterprise Architects?

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Question:

I have seen your previous posts about how to perform silent and unattended installs of Visual Studio and the .NET Framework.  I would like to be able to include Visio for Enterprise Architects (which ships with higher end versions of Visual Studio .NET 2002, 2003 and 2005).  How can I do that?

Answer:

You can use the following command line to perform a silent install of Visio for Enterprise Architects for Visual Studio .NET 2002 and 2003:

msiexec.exe /i <full path to visio.msi> /qn

You can also substitute /qb if you want to perform an unattended installation (which provides a small progress bar during installation with a cancel button), or /qb! if you want to perform an unattended installation with no cancel button.

You can use the following command line to perform a silent install of Visio for Enterprise Architects for Visual Studio 2005:

msiexec.exe /i <full path to visvea.msi> /qn

You can also substitute /qb or /qb! as described above.

In addition, because the above command lines call msiexec.exe directly, you can use any of the standard Windows Installer command line parameters.

 

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  • I need to install Visual Studio 2005 silently on many machines ( Windows 7 x64 and x86). I created unattended file, and then used it to install. It works fine except that i am not able to know the status of installation. I want user to know that something is happening. What switches i need to use to get progress bar. qb does not seem to work. Please Help me. I am stuck.

  • Hi Prasanna - The Visual Studio 2005 silent install process doesn't have a built-in way to display progress UI during the silent install.  To work around this, you would need to do one of the following:

    1.  Install each of the components of VS 2005 individually, and run each of them in unattended (qb) mode to get a progress bar during each installation process.

    2.  Write your own simple UI that displays during the VS 2005 install process.

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