TrueImage 9.0 Silent install with upgraded serial?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by marcelser, Dec 21, 2005.

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  1. marcelser

    marcelser Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I read that it is possible to do a silent install of True Image 9 by extracting the .msi package and then use the following command-line:

    start /wait msiexec.exe /i z:\packages\acronis\AcronisTrueImage.msi ADDLOCAL=ALL PIDKEY=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx /norestart /qb-!

    This basically works, but after the install has finished, acronis complains about an incorrect serial. Of couse I rechecked that the PIDKEY is correct but the problem persisted. So I reinstalled acronis manually to see where the problem is and I saw that when installing it manually it is not enough to enter the serial (because I purchased an upgrade), no you have to enter the old serial (from TrueImage 8.0) as well to get it working.

    So my question is: How can I silently install TrueImage 9 with an upgraded serial? Is there an additional parameter, something like OLDPIDKEY=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx?

    If this is not possible, how can I get a full serial number which let's me do this thing, because I use a deployment system to rebuid my pc from time to time and I really want to use this feature. And I don't see why a long term customer with an upgraded serial shouldn't be able to do this whereas a new customer would be able to.

    Thanks for letting me know.

    Marc
     
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello Marc,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Yes, you can use the OLD_PIDKEY parameter in order to enter the "old" serial number:

    msiexec /i <msi> /qb- PIDKEY=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx OLD_PIDKEY=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

    If you have any further questions please feel free to ask.

    Thank you.
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    Alexey Popov
     
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