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Silent installation of Skype.


Raoul
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Hey,

What is the easiest way to install Skype silently?

Found this:

msiexec /i Skype.msi INSTALLLEVEL=1 STARTSKYPE=FALSE ALLUSERS=1 TRANSFORMS=:RemoveStartup.mst TRANSFORMS=:RemoveDesktopShortcut.mst /qr

But that wont work.

I dont want any plugins for webbrowers.

I dont want a desktop shorcut.

I dont want it to autostart with Windows.

I want start menu shortcuts.

Thanks in advance.

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Still bissy.

At Skype.msi you need to edit Property with Orca.

There i changed:

INSTALLLEVEL=10 to INSTALLLEVEL=1.

ALLUSERS=2 to ALLUSERS=1.

And put STARTSKYPE=FALSE.

I have this in the config.txt:

RunProgram="Skype.msi /qn TRANSFORMS=Settings.mst TRANSFORMS=:RemoveStartup.mst TRANSFORMS=:RemoveDesktopShortcut.mst /norestart"

But i didnt make TRANSFORMS=:RemoveStartup.mst and TRANSFORMS=:RemoveDesktopShortcut.mst, i only made the Settings.mst (with installlevel1, allusers1 and startskype=false). Those RemoveStartup and RemoveDesktopShorcut i took from this link:

http://www.msfn.org/board/Release-Skype-36...231#entry673231

Hopefully it worsk.. I the Skype.exe now with Skype icon.

edit:

The RemoveStartup doesnt work, it autostarts after the installation. But there is no Shorcut on my desktop. Will search an alternative way of removing the startup, maybee i can find it with orca in skype.msi.

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If you have two transforms you can add them to the same section, just seperate them with a comma like this (BTW remove the colon and quote them)

TRANSFORMS=\"RemoveStartup.mst,RemoveDesktopShortcut.mst\"

Or you can make one transforms file with both the shortcut and startup removed

I will dl the installer and see if i can find the startup thing to delete

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Found it:

http://odyn1982.elodz.net/installers/Skype_Tutorial.7z

Just did it like he did in his video with InstallShield, deleted toolbars and the run on startup then repacked it. :)

Thanks for telling me about:

TRANSFORMS=\"RemoveStartup.mst,RemoveDesktopShortcut.mst\"

And your video about making it.

:)

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