Access 2010 Runtime Installer


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Bob Howard

Has anyone come up with documentation on the command line switches for the
Access 2010 Runtime installer? And will these switches change when the
product is no longer in beta?

TIA ... bob
 
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Tony Toews [MVP]

Bob Howard said:
Has anyone come up with documentation on the command line switches for the
Access 2010 Runtime installer? And will these switches change when the
product is no longer in beta?
I suspect there won't be much difference between the A2010 runtime
installer and the A2007 installer so I'd suggest starting there.
Doubtful they'd change from the beta to the RTM.

Tony
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Tony's Main MS Access pages - http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Tony's Microsoft Access Blog - http://msmvps.com/blogs/access/
For a convenient utility to keep your users FEs and other files
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Bob Howard

Thanks. I installed 2010 Runtime and the panel is quite a bit different.
It also presents an option when the installation is complete to go to a web
site. This may be due to the beta (hence the second part of my question).
But I'll give it a try running from the command line. Thanks. Bob
 
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Bob Howard

Tony,

I tested the install of 32-bit Access 2010 Runtime from the command line
using the same switch as I've been using with Access 2007 Runtime ... and it
appears the switch was ignored.

I wanted to perform a silent install, so I used "/passive".

I didn't get a silent install ... it responded exactly as it does when I
execute it by just double-clicking the install package.

This could be because the install is "wrapped" by something special for the
beta ... or could be because the 2010 switch(es) are different.

Do you know where I could get further information on this matter??

bob
 
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Joseph Marshall

Bob Howard said:
Has anyone come up with documentation on the command line switches for the
Access 2010 Runtime installer? And will these switches change when the
product is no longer in beta?

TIA ... bob
 
B

Bob Howard

Tony Toews said:
I suspect there won't be much difference between the A2010 runtime
installer and the A2007 installer so I'd suggest starting there.
Doubtful they'd change from the beta to the RTM.

Tony
--
Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Tony's Main MS Access pages - http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Tony's Microsoft Access Blog - http://msmvps.com/blogs/access/
For a convenient utility to keep your users FEs and other files
updated see http://www.autofeupdater.com/
Granite Fleet Manager http://www.granitefleet.com/
Just giving an update on the ability (or lack thereof) of being able to do a
silent install of Access 2010 Runtime. Here are three responses I received
from someone at Microsoft after I posted a question on their A2K3 blog page.
We went back and forth several times and I only provide their three
responses (see below). It appears they are suggesting that a file be
modified to perform the desired result (possibly). But with Runtime, that
file does not exist "yet" since the initial step when installing the Runtime
is same old extraction process ... which is where the installation files are
created into a temporary folder (i.e., the file they want me to modify is
one of these). I replied all this ... why their solution was not posible,
and received no response. I knocked on the door once again, but still got
no response. I think they're hoping I went away!

Bob

#1 ----------------------------:

Runtime. We now use Catalyst which is the Office (2007 and 2010) installer.
Hence it does not recognize the "/q" command-line option.
The Access 2010 Runtime set up is already pretty light weight and consists
of only 3 screens (one of which is EULA and hence important for the
customers to read and agree). May I know why this does not solve your
business need?

In any case, here is an article on setup command-line options for Catalyst:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc178956.aspx. Also, you can use
the Office Customization Tool in the Office system for configuring the
installation options.

#2 -----------------------------------:

I do see your point. But we need to show the user Access 2010 Runtime screen
so that they can agree to the legal terms and conditions by accepting the
EULA.

#3 ----------------------------------:

I think you can work with the setup.exe and follow the instructions here -
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc178956.aspx
 
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Bob Howard

Tony Toews said:
I suspect there won't be much difference between the A2010 runtime
installer and the A2007 installer so I'd suggest starting there.
Doubtful they'd change from the beta to the RTM.

Tony
--
Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Tony's Main MS Access pages - http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Tony's Microsoft Access Blog - http://msmvps.com/blogs/access/
For a convenient utility to keep your users FEs and other files
updated see http://www.autofeupdater.com/
Granite Fleet Manager http://www.granitefleet.com/
An additional thing I'm noting...

In the Access 2007 Runtime install, the copyright notice appears BEFORE the
files are extracted ... and the command line switches can be used to silence
that.

But in the Access 2010 Runtime install, the copyright notice appears AFTER
the files are extracted ... and that may be an indication that running a
silent install may not be in the cards.

bob
 
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derick

Bob Howard said:
Has anyone come up with documentation on the command line switches for the
Access 2010 Runtime installer? And will these switches change when the
product is no longer in beta?
sd
TIA ... bob
 
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poppsnchopps

Bob Howard said:
Has anyone come up with documentation on the command line switches for the
Access 2010 Runtime installer? And will these switches change when the
product is no longer in beta?

TIA ... bob
 
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pepsi

Bob Howard said:
Tony,

I tested the install of 32-bit Access 2010 Runtime from the command line
using the same switch as I've been using with Access 2007 Runtime ... and
it appears the switch was ignored.

I wanted to perform a silent install, so I used "/passive".

I didn't get a silent install ... it responded exactly as it does when I
execute it by just double-clicking the install package.

This could be because the install is "wrapped" by something special for
the beta ... or could be because the 2010 switch(es) are different.

Do you know where I could get further information on this matter??

bob
 

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