Install PDF Creator 1.2.1 Silently

Updated 22-June-2011:

Please note:  The PDF Creator installer no longer supports the tasks="!toolbar installation switch. Instead you need to use a custom INF file to specify this setting. This process has been updated to detail what to do.

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The following process has been tested and confirmed working with PDF Creator 1.2.1  and ConfigMgr / SCCM R2 (Installing on Windows 7 x86 and x64).

It does the following tasks:

  • Install PDF Creator silently
  • Exlcudes Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • Excludes Application Updater
  • Excludes Desktop shortcut

 Please note – if you want PDF Creator to install completely silently (no UI) use /verysilent rather than /silent

  1. Download the latest version of the installer file from http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/
  2. Create a text file called install.cmd and copy in the following information
@echo off
REM  Installs PDF Creator - Excluding the Internet Explorer Toolbar
cls
echo --------------------------------------------------------
echo .
echo .
echo .      Installing PDF Creator - Please Wait
"%~dp0PDFCreator-1_2_1_setup.exe" /LOADINF="%~dp0pdfcreator.inf" /DontUseYahooSearch /silent /nocancel /norestart /FORCEINSTALL
REM Return exit code to SCCM
exit /B %EXIT_CODE%

  1. Create a text file called pdfcreator.inf and copy in the following information

	[Setup]
Lang=english
NoIcons=1
SetupType=custom
Components=program,ghostscript,languages,languagesenglish
Tasks=
Printername=PDFCreator
ServerInstallation=0
Win9xPrinterdriver=0
WinNtPrinterdriver=0
Win2k32bitPrinterdriver=0
Win2k64bitPrinterdriver=0
Toolbar=0
DontUseYahooSearch=0

  1. Copy the installer file, install.cmd and pdfcreator.inf to your software package share
  2. You can now create your SCCM package or deploy the software by using install.cmd

 

For more information on creating SCCM packages see distribute software using SCCM.

 

For more information on PDF Creator installation options see

http://wpkg.org/PDFCreator

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