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13. Use the .mst

There are different ways how to use the MST file which you created during the setup. In this howto I will show you two possible options (a batchfile and a modifized setup.ini).

13 I a.) Batchfiles:

To use the .mst file (but allow user to choose some options) create a file called start.cmd with the following content:

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@echo off
Echo we will now install lotus notes silently without user interaction.
start /b msiexec /i "Lotus Notes 8.5.msi" TRANSFORMS="company_custom_inst.mst"

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to install the lotus notes client silently via batchfile create a file called start.cmd with the following content:

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@echo off
Echo we will now install lotus notes silently without user interaction.
start /b msiexec /i "Lotus Notes 8.5.msi" /qb+ TRANSFORMS="company_custom_inst.mst"

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13 II a.) modifize setup.ini

Another way to install lotus notes is to modifize the setup.ini

13 II b.) open the setup.ini in the lotus notesfolder

13 II c.) change the "CmdLine=" entry to "CmdLine= TRANSFORMS=mytransformfile.mst /qb+" to install Lotus Notes silently without user interaction or to "CmdLine= TRANSFORMS=mytransformfile.mst" if you wish to allow the user to change some options during installation.

 

Note:

If you wish to create a log you can use this CmdLine:

CmdLine=/l*v %TEMP%\notes852.log TRANSFORMS=custom.mst