How to Use Silent Install Builder 6.0.7 to Automate Software Deployment
Silent Install Builder is a powerful tool that allows you to create packages for unattended installation of multiple applications at once. It supports various types of installers, such as MSI, EXE, ZIP, RAR, and more. You can also use UI automation scripting, command execution, and JScript to customize your installation process.
In this article, we will show you how to use Silent Install Builder 6.0.7 to automate software deployment in your enterprise environment. You will learn how to:
Download and install Silent Install Builder 6.0.7
Create a package for multiple applications
Define install conditions and scripts
Build an executable or MSI package
Deploy the package using GPO, SCCM, Intune, or other tools
Download and Install Silent Install Builder 6.0.7
Silent Install Builder 6.0.7 is a pre-release (beta) version that was released on January 16, 2023[^1^]. It has some new features and improvements over the previous version 5.1.4, such as:
Improved UI automation scripting engine
Added support for PowerShell Core and .NET Core
Added support for Windows 11 and Server 2022
Fixed some bugs and compatibility issues
To download Silent Install Builder 6.0.7, you can visit the official website of AprelTech[^2^], the developer of the tool. You will need to register for a free trial account to get access to the download link. The trial version is valid for 30 days and has no limitations on functionality.
To install Silent Install Builder 6.0.7, you just need to run the downloaded setup file and follow the instructions on the screen. The installation process is quick and easy, and does not require any special permissions or configurations.
Create a Package for Multiple Applications
Once you have installed Silent Install Builder 6.0.7, you can start creating your package for multiple applications. To do this, you need to follow these steps:
Launch Silent Install Builder 6.0.7 from the Start menu or desktop shortcut.
Click on the \"New Project\" button on the toolbar or select \"File > New Project\" from the menu.
Enter a name and a description for your project and click \"OK\".
Add the applications that you want to install by clicking on the \"Add\" button on the toolbar or selecting \"Project > Add Application\" from the menu.
Browse to the location of the installer file (MSI, EXE, ZIP, RAR, etc.) and select it.
Silent Install Builder will automatically detect the installer type and suggest the command line options for silent installation. You can modify them if needed.
Repeat steps 4-6 for each application that you want to add to your package.
Optionally, you can change the order of installation by dragging and dropping the applications in the list.
Optionally, you can add some post-installation actions by clicking on the \"Actions\" tab at the bottom of the window.
You can execute script files (PowerShell, CMD, VBS, etc.), run commands, create shortcuts, delete files or folders, etc.
Define Install Conditions and Scripts
Silent Install Builder 6.0.7 allows you to define install conditions and scripts for each application in your package. This way, you can customize your installation process based on various factors, such as operating system version, architecture, language, registry values, environment variables, etc.
To define install conditions and scripts for an application, you need to follow these steps:
Select the application from the list and click on the \"Conditions\" tab at the bottom of the window.