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Silent Mode Installation Option in Dynamics SL 201

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Topic: Silent Mode Installation Option in Dynamics SL 201
Posted By: arifin_ts
Subject: Silent Mode Installation Option in Dynamics SL 201
Date Posted: February 02 2012 at 6:10pm
Dear All,

I have a problem in Dynamics SL 2011 silent mode installation. I created a setup.iss file that almost works, but there's one dialogue that is not recorded well in *.iss file, so the installation asks for input on this dialogue. (the setup asks to choose the edition of MS Dynamics to install).

Do anyone have ever success in silent mode installation ?


Thanks and Regards,
-== Afin Technosoft ==-

Posted By: rapidcycler
Date Posted: March 02 2012 at 6:02am
I have just encountered the same issue as I have begun to develop a silent install. It appears that the licensing edition has been left out of the answer file parameters. Have you had any success with this? I am currently trying to find a solution, and if I find one I will post it here.

Posted By: rapidcycler
Date Posted: June 05 2012 at 6:41am
Still no love on this answer file parameter? Anybody else have any luck?

Posted By: arifin_ts
Date Posted: June 11 2012 at 3:40am
Hi Rapidcycler,

I've requested a ticket to Microsoft support and please find their answer below.

I understand the reasoning behind wanting this feature for the SL installation.  I went and spoke directly to a developer who informed me that it is not programmatically possible.  The way they wrote the installer, it will not read in the .iss file.  If you use a standard, out of the box installer, it will be able to handle this.  He said that they only wrote the client installer and the service pack installer to run in silent mode.  The main installer that installs the full program files cannot handle reading in the .iss file.


I would suggest going to the following URL and entering an enhancement request:

Go to the following URL and locate the word “here” that is a hyperlink.  Click on that." rel="nofollow -


This should take you to the partnersource suggestion site where you can enter this as a suggestion.  The neat thing about this site is that other partners can also come in and see your suggestion and vote on it.  A suggestion with a lot of feedback could very well make its way into the product.

Thanks and Regards,
-== Afin Technosoft ==-

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