Dualog Client - Silent Installation

INTRODUCTION

This article includes steps that explain where to fetch the relevant components and how to install them silently in the background on the designated machine.

When in need to streamline installations of the Digital Platform on multiple clients, the Silent Installation will prove to be a flexible and reliable tool.

For the standard installation, click here (Dualog Client - Installation)

STEPS - NEW INSTALLATION

  1. Download the.INF file and place it on the desired target local folder of the designated machine. This file includes the following default variables:
    [Setup]
    Dir=C:\Dualog
    
    [Services]
    Dualog Drive=1
    Dualog Protect=1
    Dualog Access=1
    Dualog Fetch=1
    Dualog Endpoint Security=1

    Note:

    • 1 = you want to install the product; 0 = you do NOT want to install the product
    • You can amend the value, depending on which service you would like to install, and then save the.INF file again.
    • Dir refers to the directory where the Digital Platform service(s) will be installed.
  2. Download the latest DualogClientInstaller.exe and place it on a local directory of the designated machine
  3. Open the Command prompt (CMD) and browse to the local directory where the.INF file and DualogClientInstaller.exe have been installed
  4. Type the following command line and hit enter:
    DualogClientInstaller.exe /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /LOADINF="<path\optionsfile>"
    Example (If both files are placed in C:\dualog):
    DualogClientInstaller.exe /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /LOADINF="C:\dualog\install.inf"
  5. The installation will run silently in the background

STEPS - EXISTING INSTALLATION

Update Existing Services

  1. Download the latest DualogClientInstaller.exe and place it on a local directory of the designated machine
  2. Open the Command prompt (CMD) and browse to the local directory where the DualogClientInstaller.exe have been placed.
  3. Type the following command line and hit enter:
DualogClientInstaller.exe /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART

Update Existing Services + extra service installation:

  1. Download the.INF file and place it on the desired target local folder of the designated machine. This file includes the following default variables:
  2. Only include the new service(s) that you would like to install (Exclude the existing services and those that is/are not required)
  3. Example of. INI file: To update existing services and install Dualog Endpoint Security:
    [Services]
    Dualog Endpoint Security=1
  4. The following should be removed from the. INI file when there is an existing installation.
    [Setup]
    Dir=C:\Dualog
  5. Download the latest DualogClientInstaller.exe and place it on a local directory of the designated machine
  6. Open the Command prompt (CMD) and browse to the local directory where the.INF file and DualogClientInstaller.exe have been installed
  7. Type the following command line and hit enter:
    DualogClientInstaller.exe /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /LOADINF="C:\dualog\install.inf"
    Example (If both files are placed in C:\dualog):
    DualogClientInstaller.exe /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /LOADINF="C:\dualog\install.inf"
  8. The installation will run silently in the background

PROCEDURE SANITY CHECK

  • Access the Control Panel, then navigate to Programs > Programs and Features. The following should be installed and visible:

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  • A shortcut called "Dualog Digital Platform" should appear on the desktop. Once run, it will grant access to the registration page:

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Do take note that the registration is still a manual process and has to be performed by the end-user. (Click here for more information)

COMMAND-LINE PARAMETERS

Parameter Description
/SILENT
The wizard and the background window are not displayed but the installation progress window is visible.

/VERYSILENT
Same as /SILENT but additionally the progress window is hidden.

/SUPPRESSMSGBOXES
Suppresses all message boxes. It only has an effect when combined with /SILENT or /VERYSILENT.

/NORESTART
Prevents the installer from restarting the system. Typically used together with /SILENT or /VERYSILENT.

/LOG="path\logfile"
Specifies path and filename of the log file. By default, the installer will dump the log onto the current user's temp folder:
%TEMP%\Setup_Log-(date).txt.


/LOADINF="path\optionsfile"

Loads installation options from file.

 

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