One thing that does work to get a silent install is to do:
msiexec.exe /quiet /i setup.msi
rather than run the AIR installer directly. But this still doesn't answer my original question.
Yes, I read it (which is how I know to pass the -silent option alone). Quoting from the document (near the bottom of page 3):
To install or update the runtime only, use the -silent option without specifying a path or any other options.
Who do you try the silent installation? Could you post the complete line code?
What do you mean "Who do you try the silent installation?" En engles, por favor. I am an Administrator, if that's what you're asking. Regardless, the command-line (it's NOT code) is:
"Adobe AIR Installer.exe" -silent
I'm very sorry I meant How no who. But you need to add the path to .air file there. The silent install purpose is to install an air app and air at the same time.
There is no .air file. According to the documentation (that I quoted above), it clearly says that it's supposedly possible to install or update the runtime only. When I use msiexec (see above) it does in fact install the runtime only. So either the installer is broken or the documentation is wrong.
I'm not sure if we're reading the same file.
Generally, the AIR Installer presents its own user interface while installing the runtime and the AIR application. The
silent installation feature lets you install an application without presenting or interacting with the AIR Installer
Yes you're absolutly right. My bad for no believing in you.
Restarting an Adobe AIR Application is not working during Silent installation.
If I install testapp.air(which has following code) on a machine that already has Adobe AIR installed on it and I click on
the 'Restart' button in the testapp it works fine. (The app is closed and restarted and the window reopens)
public function reStart():void
var app:WindowedApplication =
var mgr:ProductManager =
mgr.launch("-launch " +
app.nativeApplication.applicationID + " " +
Now, we have a need to bundle Adobe AIR with our app and install Adobe AIR in 'silent' mode. I followed the directions in the Adobe
AIR bundling agreement and used the following command to install it:
testappInstaller.exe -silent -eulaAccepted -location "C:/Program Files/" -desktopShortcut testapp.air
If I do this, when I click on the 'Restart' button it does NOT restart the application. The issue seems to be related to installing
Adobe AIR in silent mode.
I would greatly appreciate any assistance Adobe is able to provide for this issue.