Does the LockDown Browser Lab Edition support silent or unattended installs under Windows?
Posted by Respondus Support
Yes, but we encourage you to use the MSI installer instead. More information on the MSI installer can be found here.
If you prefer a silent install, administrators can follow these steps to install LockDown Browser 2 Lab Edition - Windows using a silent install command line option. A silent install allows the administrator to automate the install from the command line, without user interaction. This is different from a managed installation where desktop management software is used to “push” out the installation files, as is documented in the LockDown Browser Administrator Guide.
Creating a silent install recording
1. Directly log in as a local Windows administrator.
LockDownBrowserLab-2-0-1-xx.exe /x "[temporary_folder]"
Example: LockDownBrowserLab-2-0-1-04.exe /x "c:\temp\ldb2setup"
6. Change folders to where the files were extracted in the "temporary_folder"
This runs the regular installer but also creates a "c:\windows\setup.iss" file.
8. Copy the "setup.iss" file from "c:\windows\" into the folder containing the LockDown Browser Lab Edition installation files.
setup /s /f1"%CD%\setup.iss"
Note: The "%CD%" or "Current Directory" variable may need to be replaced with the absolute path to the setup.iss file.
Creating a silent uninstall recording
To update LockDown Browser Lab Edition already on a system, the existing installation of LockDown Browser Lab Edition needs to be removed first using the same steps on an existing installation of LockDown Browser Lab Edition.
setup /s /f1"%CD%\unsetup.iss"
Note: There is no need to run the commands in immediate sequence. They can be run separately.