vbscript >> Software install Script ?'s

by WW9zdE5ldFNvbHV0aW9ucw » Sun, 06 Aug 2006 11:15:02 GMT

I am trying to figure out an install script for a print management software.
I have the .msi on a share, \\Server\Install, with proper permissions set. I
have no clue as to how to make a script that will run the install. So PLEASE
HELP! The software needs to have attributes set when it is ran. The vender
is NOT helpful so I turn to the trusted M$ community.

So far, I have
Dim objShell

Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

objShell.Run msiexec /i "\\Server\Installs\Equitrac Office Client.msi"
ADDLOCAL= ommon,ClientBilling,WindowsPrinting,en/q


The program needs to know the EQCASNAME = " PRINTSERVER", and the next line:

ADDLOCAL ="Common,ClienBilling,WindowsPrinting,en" /q

Tells the program what parts of the program to install. Running this scrip
I get an error, on Char 72, (the E on EQCASNAME) Error, Expected end of

vbscript >> Software install Script ?'s

by Babu VT » Sun, 06 Aug 2006 15:51:29 GMT


Try this,

Dim objShell,strCmd
Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
strCmd="msiexec /i ""Equitrac Office Client.msi""
ADDLOCAL=""Common,ClientBilling,CostPreview,WindowsPrinting,en"" /q"
objShell.Run strCmd


vbscript >> Software install Script ?'s

by WW9zdE5ldFNvbHV0aW9ucw » Sun, 06 Aug 2006 22:40:02 GMT

Babu VT,
You must be runing the Equitrac program too. If I try the Script as typed
it errors on line 3 char 65 (right after the very last "). If I put it all
on one line strCmd through /q" it looks like is will run, just Equitrac will
not install? When I run it I get a new msiexec in the computer processes,
but no Equitrac folder in the program files folder. I did chage the msiexec
line to:

strCmd="msiexec /i ""\\server\installs\Equitrac Office Client.msi""

All on one line.

vbscript >> Software install Script ?'s

by Babu VT » Sun, 06 Aug 2006 23:14:15 GMT


You are right all that should be in one line..The line wrap in the
newsreader messed it up...
Were you able to run ok now?


YostNetSolutions laid this down on his screen :

vbscript >> Software install Script ?'s

by WW9zdE5ldFNvbHV0aW9ucw » Sun, 06 Aug 2006 23:29:01 GMT

What about the ADDLOCAL line? Souuld it be on another line or the same one?

vbscript >> Software install Script ?'s

by Babu VT » Sun, 06 Aug 2006 23:51:08 GMT


Everything should be in one line..


YostNetSolutions used his keyboard to write :

vbscript >> Software install Script ?'s

by WW9zdE5ldFNvbHV0aW9ucw » Mon, 07 Aug 2006 03:24:01 GMT

gh, for the love of God. I didn't see that you changed it from Equitrac
Express Client to Equitrac Office Client! I saw the different options, but
no wonder why I could not get it to run. I was calling Equtirac Office
Client.msi, not Equitrac Express Client.msi!

Thanks for all your help!

"Babu VT" wrote:

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