Is the Download Center updated manually? It is missing AF Client 2012 SP2 released on the 20th.
It can be downloaded now.
Are there any command line switches for the self-extracting executable to specify the destination for extracting files to? The usual suspect command line switches do not work.
well, double click the download file to extract the installation file is the generally way, and it will go to the executable file automatically. The OSIsoft download file could be unzipped by winrar, you could try that one the command line, but I never used this.
The self extracting EXE is created using 7-Zip and is configured to use the 'Temp' environment variable for the directory to extract the files. So you could set the 'Temp' environment variable to the desired directory before executing. Or you can use the 7-Zip command line utility and specify the output directory with the -o option as follows: "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" x AFClient_2012_SP2_.exe -oC:\Tmp.
Thanks David. Was hoping I didn't need to install another tool to extract due to the environment I'm working in.
I wanted to develop a PowerShell mechanism to automatically deploy certain updates (like AFClient 2012 SP2) silently and then configure appropriately as part of a larger PowerShell script; extraction from the exe is my only stumbling block, silent installation works fine. Don't have 7-Zip as part of our infrastructure yet.
The following link has a reference for the command line switches: http://7zsfx.info/en.
You could set the 'temp' environment variable and then run the following command to extract the files without executing the install: AFClient_2012_SP2_.exe -nr -y
David, that worked beautifully. I owe you a beer.
It also worked for the PowerShell Tools for the PI System, same installer, and for some older products they were WinZip self-extracting executables which were easy to handle.
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