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Case Sensitive Silent Switches (Parameters)

Though not always the required, it's important to know that when using silent switches it's best to use in the same case as is shown by the vendor.  


is different than


Also a reminder on slashes. It's easy to get confused with back slash vs. forward slash. Most (not all) switches use the forward slash /. Some parameters use a dash -. 

Lastly, be careful about spaces. A classic example is the command to extract the MSI from Adobe Reader. The command line is:

-nos_o"<path_to_extract_files>" -nos_ne

There is no space between the letter 'o' in -nos_o and the beginning of the path to extract. There is however a single space between the close quote " and the  


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    I would like to add...

    Ensure the correct punctuation syntax is used as well. Many times I have forgotten a quotation mark and was wondering why in the heck my batch script would not work.

    There is a handy app called 'ussf_001.exe' (i am sure there are others) that can show and extract the silent switches.

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    One can also use 'Open with Arguments' and File Menu Tools both of which provides a GUI for using the '/?' command (or whatever proper help command) to provide the install parameters.

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