Silent install instructions for Next-Generation License Patch on Windows
Silent installation is a way to install our Next Generation licensing patch for our ENVI / IDL software without the need to click through the user interface. This is beneficial to users that want to install the software on many computers at once. A silent install allows you to begin the installation on each machine and walk away.
-Silent installation is only possible on Windows platforms.
-The silent installation will detect and patch all supported legacy ENVI/IDL installations (versions ENVI 5.4.0 to 5.6.3) on your machine. ENVI 5.3.2 and prior versions cannot be patched.
1) First open a Windows Command Prompt window, running as Administrator.
2) Navigate to the location of the patch installer and issue the following command and flags to start the silent installation:
setup-l3harris_nextgen_license_patch202-win.exe /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NOCANCEL /FORCECLOSEAPPLICATIONS
SILENT tells the installer to display only the installation progress window, but not the installation wizard and background window.
VERYSILENT prevents the installation progress window, installation wizard, and background window from displaying.
SUPPRESSMSGBOXES tells the installer to suppress message windows. This flag only works when combined with
NOCANCEL prevents the user from cancelling the installation. It disables the Cancel button and ignores clicks on the Close button. This flag is also used in combination with
FORCECLOSEAPPLICATIONS tells the installer to force a close when closing applications.
3) Delete files that are no longer needed:
During the silent installation and depending on your patched ENVI/IDL version, some files will be moved from your ENVI/IDL installation to "C:\Windows\" instead of being deleted.
Therefore, if needed you can now use the following commands to delete these files (depending on your patched version, the below folders can appear):
rmdir /s /q C:\Windows\bin.x86
rmdir /s /q C:\Windows\bin.x86_64
rmdir /s /q C:\Windows\bin.x86.x86
rmdir /s /q C:\Windows\bin86.x86
rmdir /s /q C:\Windows\bin86.x86_64
rmdir /s /q C:\Windows\sav
created by MT on 7/17/2023
reviewed by BC-US on 7/19/2023