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How to Perform an Unattended Installation of Image for Windows

To perform an unattended installation of Image for Windows:
  1. Download Image for Windows.

  2. Open a command prompt and navigate to the folder where the Image for Windows installer is located.  (We'll use the folder "D:\Temp" as an example.)  To change the current directory, issue the applicable "cd" command.  Following our example, you would enter the command:

    cd /d "D:\Temp"

  3. Starting with Image for Windows 2.50, the installer will automatically overwrite the cdboot.f35 and cdboot.ifd files (skip to Step 4). 

    If you are performing an upgrade installation for an older version and wish to avoid being prompted to overwrite cdboot.f35 and cdboot.ins, you may create a script that deletes these files before Image for Windows setup is run.  For example, the script could begin with the following lines:

    @echo off

    if exist "C:\Program Files\TeraByte Unlimited\Image for Windows\V2\cdboot.f35" del "C:\Program Files\TeraByte Unlimited\Image for Windows\V2\cdboot.f35" >nul

    if exist "C:\Program Files\TeraByte Unlimited\Image for Windows\V2\cdboot.ins" del "C:\Program Files\TeraByte Unlimited\Image for Windows\V2\cdboot.ins" >nul

  4. Depending on how you would like the installation to proceed, enter a command similar to one of the following in the command prompt window:

    • Note: The "en_setup" portion of the command may vary, depending on which Image for Windows package you have downloaded (e.g. ifw_en_trial.exe, ifw_ifl_en_setup.exe, etc.).

    1. Using the /silent option:

      ifw_en_setup.exe /silent

      If you will be running setup from a script, run the command as follows (i.e. with the START command):

      start "" ifw_en_setup.exe /silent

      The /silent parameter will cause setup to run with a progress bar shown. You will be prompted to reboot at the end of setup, if a reboot is necessary. Note: For versions of Image for Windows before 2.50, unless you use a script to delete cdboot.f35 and cdboot.ins before setup runs, you will be prompted as to whether they should be overwritten, if they exist. 

    2. Using the /verysilent option:

      ifw_en_setup.exe /verysilent

      If you will be running setup from a script, run the command as follows (i.e. with the START command):

      start "" ifw_en_setup.exe /verysilent

      The /verysilent parameter will cause setup to run with no progress bar shown. You will not be prompted to reboot at the end of setup, even if a reboot is necessary. Note: For versions of Image for Windows before 2.50, unless you use a script to delete cdboot.f35 and cdboot.ins before setup runs, you will be prompted as to whether they should be overwritten, if they exist.

  5. If either the TBIView installer or the TBOSDT installer are displayed the unattended install will not be able to complete silently (the installer remembers the options selected on the last manual run). You will need to reconfigure the installer to run without showing the TBIView and TBOSDT install wizards. This can be accomplished by doing one of the following:

    • Reinstall Image for Windows using the setup wizard and unselect the Show TBIView Setup Wizard and Show TBOSDT Setup Wizard options.

    • Using the Command Prompt, perform a silent uninstall and then reinstall:
      1. Save your IFW.INI file (located in the IFW installation folder)
      2. Run unins000.exe /silent (located in the IFW installation folder)
      3. Run ifw_en_setup /silent
      4. Restore your IFW.INI file

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