How do I Perform a Silent Install of a Cab File on a Windows Mobile 2003 Device?

Article ID: 33735610

Question

How do I Perform a Silent Install of a Cab File on a Windows Mobile 2003 Device?

Facts

All devices running WM2003

Answer

When installing cab files on a WM2003 device the user may be prompted to reinstall certain files if they currently exist on the device.  If the application developer does not want any user interface they can use the /noui parameter when running the cab file.

Example: If the application developer is using a startup.reg file to run their cab files on a hard reset of the device they can include the following parameter to avoid any end user interface:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Symbol\StartUp\Programs\Progx]
"Name"="\\windows\\wceload.exe"


"Command"="/noui \\windows\\sqlce.wce4.armv4.cab"

"Continue"=dword:0