Silent install


    At the root of the DVD you will find the file starrynightcollege6.msi


    Please note that silent installation requires that prerequisites for Starry Night College are also setup on the system. You will need to install these prerequisites silently as well but separately from the main installation.


    The prerequisite files live in the folder "prerequisites" at the root of the DVD drive.


    You can silently install all prerequisites and the main msi using the following switches for each prerequisite:


    Visual C++ 2010 Redist: switch is /passive (eg. vcredist_x86.exe /passive )

    Apple application support (installed before QuickTime): switch is /qb (eg. msiexec /I AppleApplicationSupport.msi /qb )

    QuickTime: switch is /passive (eg. QuickTimeInstaller.exe /passive )

    AdobeReader: switches are /sPB /rs /l /msi"/qb /norestart ALLUSERS=1 EULA_ACCEPT=YES SUPPRESS_APP_LAUNCH=YES" (eg. AdobeRdr940_en_US.exe /sPB /rs /l /msi"/qb /norestart ALLUSERS=1 EULA_ACCEPT=YES SUPPRESS_APP_LAUNCH=YES" )


    Main msi: simply use /qb (eg. msiexec /I starrynightcollege6.msi /qb)


    If the prerequisite has an exe file then the switches are passed to the exe file directly on the command line. If the prerequisite is an MSI then the switch is passed to the installer via msiexec. Please note the examples in paranthesis above. Those may be exactly the commands you need or they may have to be adjusted for slightly different names of msi or exe files.

    Let me know if you need any further assistance.



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      This is great!  Wondering how I would go about passing the license key & username during the installation?  Automated deployment is great; I would really like to avoid having to touch each machine just to unlock the software.  Is this possible?

      Many thx! 

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      Keiron Smith
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      Thx for the response Keiron. Sorry for my delay, things got a tad bit busy.

      I'm close with this solution but unfortunately not quite 100% there.   When I install and run Starry Night Pro, the file mentioned in that post is not created (p.ssd -- or any other single letter for that matter).  I attempted to use the one posted here:

      but it doesn't seem to do the trick as it's for an older, Mac version of the software.  I'm currently working with Starry Night pro 7 for Windows.

      Could you by chance provide me with an updated version of the file? Or if not, do you have any idea why the .ssd file isn't being created within \Program Files\Starry night pro 7\resources.


      Thx for any help you can provide.




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      Keiron Smith

      Hi Jon,

      Please submit a ticket here.

      V7 has a different set up from V6.