/VERYSILENT not working on versions above 7.1.334 (or so)

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Vykos
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/VERYSILENT not working on versions above 7.1.334 (or so)

Post by Vykos » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:51 pm

Hey,

We have a problem with installing nova pdf silently in a version above 7.1.334.

The following (test) code works fine for 7.1.334 but does not install anything for 7.2, 7.4, 7.5 or 7.6:

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nvsdk.exe /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NOCANCEL /NORESTART /DIR=c:\tmp\novaPDF\
If we replace /VERYSILENT with /SILENT, it still won't install anything.

If we remove /VERYSILENT completely, it runs without any issues (but we need to go through the wizard).

This goes for all above mentioned versions.

Has anything changed that we are unaware off?

Edit: We are using Windows 7 and have tried this on 3 separate computers.

Vykos
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Re: /VERYSILENT not working on versions above 7.1.334 (or so

Post by Vykos » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:31 pm

Any status on this issue? Is it being looked at?

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Re: /VERYSILENT not working on versions above 7.1.334 (or so

Post by Support » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:51 pm

Hello,

The /VERYSILENT parameter has been removed from the novaPDF OEM and SDK versions to prevent software developers to further distribute the installations around to their clients and so forth. This way, only the executables within the SDK installation package can be deployed as intended.

For novaPDF SDK, you should distribute with your application the silent installer, novapk.exe, instead of the developer installer, nvsdk.exe.

Thank you for your understanding.

Vykos
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Re: /VERYSILENT not working on versions above 7.1.334 (or so

Post by Vykos » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:47 am

Hello and thanks for your reply.

By removing the option for a silent install, you are also removing the possibility of running any build script that also installs the SDK (this is for example used by build computers with automated test suites, new development environments, or just updating the current used version of the SDK over several developers' computers). Such scripts would need to be manually overseen.

I don't see how removing the silent install will prevent anyone from distribute the installation to their clients and so forth. You can still distribute the SDK by a non-silent install, unless you want to distribute it to unknowing customers, which, frankly, makes no sense.

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Re: /VERYSILENT not working on versions above 7.1.334 (or so

Post by Support » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:22 pm

Hello,

The problem that we encountered was that some of our novaPDF SDK customers included novaPDF SDK setup (nvsdk.exe) in their application setup and installed it (silently) on their customers computers, with their application. We included a special silent installer for this purpose, novapk.exe. novaPDF SDK (nvsdk.exe) should be installed only on developer computers and should not be distributed with applications. Unfortunately we did not find a better solution as a workaround for this situation, so we decided to not allow silent install for novaPDF SDK setup.

Thank you for your understanding on the matter.

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