How to do a silent install for TransferAgent

What is a silent install?

A silent install executes the installer from the command line without requiring any UI-based interaction. All of the necessary input is either read from a specified file or passed in on the command line.

What’s the use case?

An excellent example would be an IT manager who must deploy an application to a large number of machines when having physical access to said machines would be problematic or too time-consuming.

How does it work?

In order to use our silent installer, you need to generate an appropriate configuration file by executing the installer from the command prompt with the SAVEINF flag and the destination file for the settings. This must be done with administrator permissions.

TransferAgent

install_fc_transferagent.exe /SAVEINF="C:\path\to\tasettings\settings.inf"

This will generate a configuration file that can then be used to configure a silent install.

How do I execute a silent install?

In order to execute a silent install, you must first generate a settings file as described above. Once that is done, you would then copy the installer and the generated file to the machine where you would like to perform the silent install. Then, you would execute the installer from the command line as you would any other application. In the case of the TransferAgent, our installer requires that you specify if you wish to install for all users or only for the currently logged-in user. This is done by using either the flag /ALLUSERS or /CURRENTUSER. Next, you must have the flag /VERYSILENT to suppress all dialogues. Finally, in order to import the settings, you must use the /LOADINF flag. This must be done with administrator level permissions.

TransferAgent

install_fc_transferagent.exe /VERYSILENT /ALLUSERS /LOADINF="C:\path\to\tasettings\settings.inf"

Why would you choose to do a silent install?

The silent install is appropriate for any situation where you do not have access to the system’s GUI, where you have a standardized deployment, or where you just don’t like clicking a lot of buttons.

What OS do we support?

The silent installer is only supported by our Windows installer.