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Silent install instructions for tax update

Updated:
Dec 27th, 2017

Affected version: All supported versions

Question

How do I silently install the new CaseWare tax update?

Answer

Silently installing the CaseWare tax update involves two steps: creating a response file and deploying the update to your users.

Step 1. Creating a response file

The response file is a log of your responses to the installation dialog. It is used to bypass the dialog during future installations.

Prerequisites:

  1. Download the CW20xxTAX.exe file from MyCaseWare under Support Downloads | Working Papers.

Notexx is a placeholder for the version number of your tax update file.

  1. Determine the file path for CW20xxTAX.exe. (e.g. C:\Users\john.smith\Downloads\CW2017TAX.exe).

To create a response file:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, click Search. In the Search text field, type Run. Launch the Run desktop application from the search results.
  2. The Run dialog displays. In the Open text field enter:
    • "FILEPATH\CW20xxTAX.exe" /r

NoteFILEPATH refers to the path of your tax update file.

  1. If you receive the User Account Control prompt, click Yes to continue.
  2. Proceed through the installation dialog until installation is complete.

The CaseWare tax update is installed on the local system. A response file named setup.iss is created in the C:\Windows folder.

With the response file created, you can begin deploying the tax update to your users.

Step 2. Deploying the update to your users

Prerequisites:

  1. Move the CW20xxTAX.exe file to a shared location that is accessible to the users receiving the update.
  2. Move the response file (i.e. setup.iss) from C:\Windows to the same location.

To deploy the update:

  1. From the Windows Start menu of the user’s system, click Search. In the Search text field, type Run. Launch the Run desktop application from the search results.
  2. The Run dialog displays. In the Open text field enter:
    • "FILEPATH\CW20xxTAX.exe" /s /f1"FILEPATH\setup.iss"

NoteFILEPATH refers to the path of your tax update file and setup.iss file, respectively.

Troubleshooting:

  • Ensure you include the quotation marks in your entry.

Ensure there is no space between /f1 and the quotation mark for the setup.iss file path.

The CaseWare tax update is silently divalled on the user’s system. A setup.log file is created in the directory of the tax update file.

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