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HI,
I have a Console Application made in Visual Studio 2013, Framework 3.5, c# and I want a Silent Installation in other PC.
I have tried with InstallShield but I have to buy the license.
I have read to use "msiexec.exe" but I do not have .msi file.. I only have the .exe file in Debug folder...
Any Ideas?
Thanks
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Ron Beyer 24-Jan-14 8:56am    
Typically silent installations are for installing files from other installers. Is this your goal? How are you going to have the user initiate the installation?
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 24-Jan-14 9:35am    
MSI file is not something that you need to have, this is what you create with some installation frameworks...
—SA

Yes, VS 2013 does not provide any installation framework, and I think this is good; the one which was supplied with VS 2008/2010 wasn't good enough. I would highly recommend open-source WiX toolset:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WiX[^],
http://wixtoolset.org[^].

Unlike former Visual Studio Setup project templates and unlike InstallShield, WiX has thorough support of MSBuild project standard and a very good integration with Visual Studio. For further thoughts in support of this option, please see my past answers:
installshield and Visual Studio 2012[^],
Custom setup project[^],
How to conditionally install components based on processor architecture type (32-bit or 64-bit)?[^].

—SA
 
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You have to create another project in your existing solution.

Right-click your solution in Solution Explorer, choose 'Add' -> 'New Project'

Select 'Other type of project' -> 'Installation and deployment' (I'm not sure of the translation, as I do not have the english version currently installed).

From there you should be able to select which project you want to deploy, and configure the process.

Good luck :)
 
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