Hello!! First of all, great piece of software. It really changes the
experience with Windows 7 explorer and start menu.
I have one question though. Does the Classic Shell setup supports silent
install switches for unattended installation scenarios? It would be a great
feature because I could call the Classic Shell setup with these silent
switches from a script (Setupcomplete.cmd, for example) and already have the
program installed in Windows 7 (install it during Windows 7 install process).
My Windows 7 installation is unattended also.
If the setup doesn't have this functionality, could be added?
No and Yes.
Currently it is not supported and I can add it to the next version. Basically
all parameters you give to the installer exe will be passed to msiexec.
The latest version 1.0.0 supports command line switches: http://classicshell.
You can run in quiet mode, enable logging, and install individual features.
You are the best!! This is awsome!! Thank you very much!! :))
Hi. Great software. Found this thread and I'm using standard silent switches
Apart CS_COMPONENT, is there any other option to configure default individual
features through command line during install.
For example if someone wanted to use custom skin selection or even custom ini
Of course not. It is not the installer's job to change the settings. Have you
seen any other software that lets you do that?
Certainly, after the installer is finished, you can replace the ini file with
your own. Also you can execute a .reg file with the settings you want. The
settings are kept in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IvoSoft\ClassicExplorer and
However be careful with this. Every new version of Classic Shell introduces
new ini file and registry settings. Make sure you update your install script
when you switch to a new version.
Many thanks for reginfo. About the installer, I was thinking something like
I don't see anything in InnoSetup to further configure the installed
application. There are switches to pick which components to install, but that
what CS_COMPONENT is for. Anything beyond that doesn't involve adding/removing
installed files, so it is not the job of the installer to configure it.
Do you expect the installer to generate an ini file on the fly, based on some
command line parameters? This is certainly possible, but difficult and largely
unnecessary. As I said - after installation simply copy a custom ini file on
top of the one that was installed, and set some registry settings. It is very
easy to do and you get exactly what you want (instead of trusting some
application to guess your intentions and do this for you).
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