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RE: [Condor-users] SOLUTION: Command-line install of Condor on Win32

That is SO useful!  Thanks!

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[mailto:condor-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Todd Tannenbaum
Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 4:06 PM
To: condor-users@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Condor-users] SOLUTION: Command-line install of Condor on

Hi folks -

Lately there have been lots of people asking about how to install Condor

for Windows in an unattended / batch mode, i.e. without the pretty GUI.

There are many ways to solve this problem, but here is one that is quite

Currently, the Condor for Windows installer is based upon
Package for the Web (PFTW) technology.  So say you download the 
self-extracting .exe file from the Condor web site, for example 

Then, to automate the installation of a PFTW package named foo.exe, you 
would first perform one installation as administrator "by hand" via the
to create the answer file:

     condor-6.6.10-winnt50-x86.exe /a /r /f1c:\temp\foo.iss

In this example, the answer file is "c:\temp\foo.iss".  You can provide 
whatever file-name you want, but notice there is no space between the
option and the filename.

Next, to install the package completely silently using the same answers
provided above, you would run as administrator:

     start /wait condor-6.6.10-winnt50-x86.exe /s /a /s /sms

The first /s is only needed for a completely silent installation. If you

leave it off, the PFTW package will show you a status bar as it extracts

the InstallShield tree to the temporary directory.

Hope folks find this information useful.  Note that in the (possible
future we may move to an MSI based installation, but the above
will work as long as we continue to stick with InstallShield  installer 

best regards,

p.s. I will get this added into the manual.

Todd Tannenbaum                       University of Wisconsin-Madison
Condor Project Research               Department of Computer Sciences
tannenba@xxxxxxxxxxx                  1210 W. Dayton St. Rm #4257
http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~tannenba      Madison, WI 53706-1685
Phone: (608) 263-7132  FAX: (608) 262-9777 

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