How to auto Update Novell Messenger for Windows in Silent mode

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  • 06-Jun-2011
  • 06-Jul-2015

Environment

Novell Messenger

Situation

Purpose:
Auto Update Novell Messenger for Windows in Silent mode.

Situation:
Upgraded from GroupWise Messenger from 2.0.4 to Novell Messenger 2.2 and want to upgrade Novell Messenger 2.2 client on windows. User get prompt for upgrade to Novell Messenger Client and also get prompt for language selection.

Disabled Language dialogue, but still getting prompted at the beginning of the install

Installshield prompting for language selection

Resolution

  1. Launch a terminal window
  2. Go to /opt/novell/messenger/software/client/win32
  3. Open file setup.ini, change EnableLangDlg=N, save the file and exit.
    Please note: In messenger 3.0, the file is called Install.ini with a capital I
  4. Open setup.cfg file using editor, go to language section remark out all line except English=Yes. Language section will look like:
    [Languages]
    English=Yes

    Go to section ShowDialogs, the lines should match the following

    HideAllDiaglogs=YES
    SelectDestination=NO
    SelectProgramFolder=NO
    LanguageSelect=NO
    SetupComplete=YES


  5. Save the above changes and delete the nvlmsgr.exe filere. 
  6. Restart the messenger service by typing rcnovell-nmma restart to create a new nvlmsgr.exe file with the new information from the modified configuration files.

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