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How to perform a silent install of OCLC Connexion client 2.63 and its auto-fix

Applies to
  • OCLC Connexion client 2.63
Answer

 

We want to accomplish two things

  • Silently install Connexion client 2.63 and
  • Silently install its auto-fix

Silently install Connexion client 2.63

Attached to this article is a command script to silently install client 2.63 to the All Users group using ALLUSERS=1.  Download it to your desktop.

 

The command file is commented with possible parameters.  The very last line is what gets executed.  For this example, the Connexion.msi file is in the c:\temp folder.  Place the InstallAll.cmd script in the same folder.

 

The InstallAll script was renamed to .txt to store in the help center.  Rename it to .cmd before running it.

 

The example uses the /qb switch which shows a Cancel button and a minimal UI during the automatic install.  Change it to /qn for no UI.

 

Silently install the auto-fix for the client

This will require a little prerequisite work.  We will need to extract two files from the auto-fix executable.  Using the C:\Temp example from above.

  1. Copy the auto-fix executable into the temp folder.
  2. From a command prompt, issue the command "Auto-fix OCLC Connexion client 2.63" /c.
  3. When prompted for a path to extract the files, browse to the temp folder and click OK.

You will now find a small CMD file and the SDB definition that fixes the client.  You can delete the auto-fix executable from the folder at this point.  Right-click the CMD file and click Edit to view the contents.  The 'sdbinst' line near the bottom does all the work.  Change it for your needs.

 

For example (this assumes you have the CMD and SDB files both in the current temp folder):

SDBInst -q "Auto-fix OCLC Connexion client 2.63.sdb"

 

So, you could combine both commands in the InstallAll.cmd file to silently install the client, then apply the sdb auto-fix.  Assuming the MSI and SDB files are in the same folder.

  • MSIExec /i Connexion.msi /qb ALLUSERS=1
  • SDBInst -q "Auto-fix OCLC Connexion client 2.63.sdb"

 

The final temp folder would look like this:

 

C:\Temp\>dir/b

Auto-fix OCLC Connexion client 2.63.sdb

Connexion.msi

InstallAll.cmd

C:\Temp\>

 

The CMD file for the auto-fix is deleted because we’re adding the SDBInst line to the InstallAll file.

 

The above assumes you're running the commands from an elevated command prompt (no UAC intervention).

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