Silent or unattended install options?

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  1. Dorian
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    Posted 31 Mar 2014 Link to this post

    Good afternoon! 

    We're looking to use Fiddler for troubleshooting on-demand and want to be able to do some automated install/uninstall pushes.  Are there any silent or unattended options that can be used with this installer?  Or perhaps an MSI package rather than the provided EXE?  And once it's installed, is there a way to automatically configure some general parameters, like disabling the autocheck for updates and preventing the autoload of the website on first run as it's inaccessible from our environment anyhow?  Thank you for your assistance!!  :)
  2. Eric Lawrence
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    Posted 02 Apr 2014 Link to this post

    Hello, Dorian--

    Fiddler2Setup.exe can be launched with a /S switch (case-sensitive) to install in silent mode. However, it sounds like your goals go beyond a silent installation.

    The settings you've described can be set via registry keys; you can configure the settings as you want then look at HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Fiddler2 for the values you want; you could export a .REG file and then import it on the client computers.

    Having said that, depending on your needs, using FiddlerCap or building a custom application atop FiddlerCore may better suit your organization's goals.


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  3. Dorian
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    Posted 02 Apr 2014 in reply to Eric Lawrence Link to this post

    Hi Eric!  That's enough information to get me rolling on this one.  Thank you!!  :)
  4. Rahul
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    Posted 13 Feb in reply to Eric Lawrence Link to this post

    Eric ,

    I am trying to do a silent package for Fiddler 5 , latest version and I am using
    FiddlerSetup.exe /S to do the silent install , it installs but it installs in c:\user folder and I want it to install in c:\programfiles folder , Is there a way to get .msi file instead of .exe ? I did not had any issues in previous version of fiddler. Please let me know any suggestions ?

  5. Simeon
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    Posted 20 Feb Link to this post

    Hi,

    You could use the /D option which sets the default installation directory. It must be the last parameter used in the command line and must not contain any quotes, even if the path contains spaces. Only absolute paths are supported.
    However, please note that the new version of Fiddler is installing per user and not per machine in order to allow users without admin rights to install it, as well. This means that if your user does not have admin rights it may not be able to install Fiddler in the C:\Program Files directory.

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    Simeon
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  6. Karl
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    Posted 05 Apr in reply to Simeon Link to this post

    Your /D option does not work with the current build, 5.0.20181.14850
    I have tried: 
    /DC:\Program Files\Fiddler 
    /D C:\Program Files\Fiddler 
    /DC:\Progra~1\Fiddler
    /D C:\Progra~1\Fiddler

    All these tried with and without the /S for silent install too, yet it always installs in the users context (local admin user has admin access)

  7. Simeon
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    Posted 10 Apr Link to this post

    Hi Karl,

    Please, try /D=C:\Program Files\Fiddler

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