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I'd like to install Agent Ransack for a large number of our users. Is it possible to run the Agent Ransack install in an 'unattended' mode, ie without any message boxes?

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Yes, for customers with a Business or Enterprise Supporter's license we provide the MSI files to install Agent Ransack or FileLocator Lite in unattended/silent install mode.

The MSI files are self contained and support all the msiexec switches, such as

/quiet
	Quiet mode, no user interaction
/passive
	Unattended mode - progress bar only
/q[n|b|r|f]
	Sets user interface level
	n - No UI
	b - Basic UI
	r - Reduced UI
	f - Full UI (default)

Supporter's license

By purchasing a supporter's license you help Mythicsoft cover the cost of supporting and developing the product. Since 99% of customers looking for a silent install option are businesses we think (hope) it's a small price to pay for something that obviously adds value.

A supporter's license can be purchased here:

Agent Ransack - Registration

FileLocator Lite - Registration

Note: FileLocator Lite and Agent Ransack use the same registration code scheme and so can be used interchangeably.


More information

When deploying Agent Ransack in a business environment there are two methods to distribute the registration information during the install:

1. Using the REG_DETAILS property

The REG_DETAILS property is an '=' separated list of registration information in the format firstname=lastname=email=regcode, e.g.

msiexec /i AgentRansack_x64_820.msi REG_DETAILS="Abc Widgets=Corp=admin@abcwidgets.com=a368d..."

2. Using an flpro_reg.xml file

If you add a file called flpro_reg.xml in the source folder (ie same folder as MSI) the installer will read that and apply it to the install. The format for the file is:

<reg>
	<firstname></firstname>
	<lastname></lastname>
	<email></email>
	<regcode></regcode>
</reg>

And so using the information from your registration email should look something like:

<reg>
	<firstname>Abc Widgets</firstname>
	<lastname>Corp</lastname>
	<email>admin@abcwidgets.com</email>
	<regcode>a368de61...</regcode>
</reg>

Important: If your registration details show just a single 'Name' value you'll need to break that down into two separate values, 'First name' and 'Last name'. Simply take the last name as the very last group of characters, e.g.

Name: Abc Widgets Corp

translates to:

First name: Abc Widgets
Last name: Corp
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