Automating the installation of an inf file

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Novell Client for Windows
Post Support Pack patches
Some Novell patches come in the form of INF files.


How do you automate the installation of an inf file?
INF files can be installed by right clicking and selecting install. Can this be automated?


An easy way to automate the installation of an inf file is to use a freeware utility such as called Infstaller. Infstaller is available from

Assuming you want to install the inf without any user input (or opportunity for user input) after you have downloaded and extracted Infstaller,
- unzip and copy infast.exe to the directory containing the inf file.
- run infast.exe. This will launch the inf file the same as if you had right clicked on it and chosen "Install."
The readme that comes with infstaller has good instructions.