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Silent Install

Mr Been

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  • 5 months later...

Silent installation and configuration


I determined how to do an unattended installation and configuration of Start Menu 8.


To install silently, use the command:

  • start "SM8" /wait "X:\Path_to_Start_Menu_8\startmenu-setup.exe" /silent


Once the program is installed, it automatically opens the configuration window. To close it, use the command:

  • taskkill /im StartMenuSetting.exe /f


The installer also places a shortcut to the configuration window on the desktop. To remove it, use the command:

  • del "%SystemDrive%\Users\Public\Desktop\Start Menu 8.lnk"


The configuration for Start Menu 8 is stored in an .ini file. To pre-configure defaults for Start Menu 8 for all users on a system (assuming local profiles), configure Start Menu 8 to the settings you want to be at the default for everyone.


Then go to "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\IObit\StartMenu 8". You will find a file called Main.ini.


Copy that file to C:\Users\Default\AppData\LocalLow\IObit\StartMenu 8. You will need to create some of the directories.


Now, the first time someone logs on to a system, the configuration file will be copied to their profile.

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Silent installation script


Here is a sample cmd (batch) script that can be used to silently install and configure Start Menu 8. It assumes an installation path of I:\Software\StartMenu8, and that you have already preconfigured your desired settings and copied Main.ini to that location.


rem Create configuration file for logged in user
mkdir "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow"
mkdir "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\IObit"
mkdir "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\IObit\StartMenu 8"
copy "I:\Software\StartMenu8\Main.ini" "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\IObit\StartMenu 8"
rem Create configuration file for users who log in for the first time
rem by placing config file in default user profile
mkdir "%SystemDrive%\Users\Default\AppData\LocalLow"
mkdir "%SystemDrive%\Users\Default\AppData\LocalLow\IObit"
mkdir "%SystemDrive%\Users\Default\AppData\LocalLow\IObit\StartMenu 8"
copy "I:\Software\StartMenu8\Main.ini" "%SystemDrive%\Users\Default\AppData\LocalLow\IObit\StartMenu 8"
rem Install StartMenu 8
start "SM8" /wait "I:\Software\StartMenu8\startmenu-setup.exe" /silent
rem Close the post-installation configuration process.
taskkill /im StartMenuSetting.exe /f
rem Delete the icon on the All Users desktop.
del "%SystemDrive%\Users\Public\Desktop\Start Menu 8.lnk"

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Hi TomEcom, welcome to IObit Forum! :-D


Thanks for your work for silent installation of Start Menu 8.


Since the default installation folder of Start Menu 8 is C:\Program Files\IObit\Start Menu 8 for (x32) systems, so I hope the installation folder that you mention is not misunderstood by the users.

Can you please elaborate that for the users.


BTW, I have allocated more lines for the code to be seen as a whole. ;-)



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