|Date: ||Fri, 15 Nov 2002 21:18:43 +0100|
|Reply-To: ||Lex jansen <l.jansen@LEX-JANSEN.DEMON.NL>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Lex jansen <l.jansen@LEX-JANSEN.DEMON.NL>|
|Organization: ||Posted via Supernews, http://www.supernews.com|
|Subject: ||Re: Basic HotFix question|
I install as much hotfixes as I want with 1 click.
It is possible to do a silent install of HotFixes by using a Microsoft
utility like SCRIPTIT.
This can send keystrokes to windows based on the window title and the
contents of the window.
A ScriptIt file (hotfix.scr) for a HotFix would look like:
InstallShield Wizard+Verify SAS=!n
!n means Alt-N
For example: InstallShield Wizard+Welcome=!n
means: press Alt-N if a window comes up whose title starts with
"InstallShield Wizard" and has "Welcome" in the windows text.
So, a little command file (on WinNT) with the folowing lines would install
82oc01wn.exe completely silent:
ScriptIt can be found at:
more info at
Another tool to use is AutoIT: http://www.hiddensoft.com/AutoIt/ which is a
very nice and free tool.
Now let's hope that SAS allows us to do this without using other utilities
"Tim Williams" <williamstim@PRAINTL.COM> wrote in message
> Lex Jansen posted macro to SAS-L that lists all the currently installed
> hotfixes. See his note "Tip: HotFixes" on Aug 21 2002. Placing his macro
> in an autoexec.sas file will show you which hotfixes are installed
> you kick off a SAS job (very useful for auditing purposes).
> Now if we could just get SAS to allow a "silent install" option for
> hotfixes my life would be complete :-)
> Tim Williams
> SAS Systems Administrator
> PRA International
> Charlottesville, VA