Silent Install of OfficeChat

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I'm attempting to install OfficeChat silently from PDQ Deploy.

The download page has pre-install requirements - for Office 2010 runtime (vstor_redist.exe) and Visual C++ Redistribute (vcredist.exe) to be installed before the .msi.

I've tried adding silent tags (/q /norestart, -silent) and it doesn't appear to have installed the prerequisites as needed for the application to finish installing.

Any assistance on this is appreciated. Thanks!

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Oftentimes, you need to pre-install those prerequisites before attempting a silent installation. Some installers don't handle such a situation with grace and poise (like we'd want them to). When downloading the MSI, that's something they point out:

Ensure the following prerequisites are installed prior on the target machines

  1. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1 Client Profile - GET HERE
  2. Microsoft Office Runtime 2010 - GET HERE
  3. Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable - GET HERE

It's unlikely you're missing the .NET Framework requirement (since Inventory requires .NET 4.5.2 and this application needs only 4.5.1). Depending on the version of the C++ Redistributable, you can find most versions in the package library. The Office runtime is likely not difficult to silently install. Attached is an image of the available silent install parameters (found by dragging the installer into a Run window and appending /? to the end)

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