Microsoft AntiSpyware – Silent Install – A success

By Grafis

GOAL
–  Run MSAS from CD: a silent install, scan machine with current DEFs, operator intercation on found objects, silent uninstall when finished
    – From CD because I’ll be upgrading 80 Laptops in a Hotel
    – Automated because… (see above)
    – Remove because it’s Beta, and because it blocks (asks for
permission) on administrative tasks such as SMS if left in protect mode

KEYS to Success
(current keys… you may have to update names, pathing or other adjusts as the documents listed fall out of date).

– GCD files for client setup and latest DEFs: Run and configure ALL settings using "Options" from your menu pulldowns. I used all GCD files from the MSAS Programs folder to prevent being asked to configure the
client.
** I had to play with settings to get MSAS to run silent, scan silent & do results as I wanted.

– Proper switches (not all these seem to work, ‘update’ in particular)
http://blogs.technet.com/stevedod/archive/2005/04/21/404046.aspx

– Register gcasDtServ.exe
http://www.overdose.net/docs/msas_silent_remote_install.txt

– *** Each test install MUST be on a machine that has never had MSAS installed. This caused me huge issues with step one on this list (GCD’s) even if I deleted the entire install folder on the local machine

SCRIPT – key basics in order of runningInstall
   D:\msas\Microsoft AntiSpyware.msi /QN INSTALLDIR=c:\msas\

Register gcastServ to avoid 101 installer errors
   C:\msas\gcasDtServ.exe /regserver

Copy all (8-11 files depending on the phase of the moon…)
   COPY D:\msas\*.gcd  C:\msas\

Run a scan with a nice pretty interface
   C:\msas\GIANTAntiSpywareMain.exe -scan -withMainUI

Uninstall
   MsiExec.exe /X{536F7C74-844B-4683-B0C5-EA39E19A6FE3} /Q

Remove folder
   RMDIR c:\msas /s /Q

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