Silent Install / Deployment

I have been informed we need to deploy the Arduino 1.0.5R2 software to a Windows Lab, as students do not have admin rights I was looking for a deployment guide or any references to pushing a silent install via scripts or installing via GPO and ActiveDirectory?

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Read the Nullsoft Scriptable Install System section.

Erp. Never mind. You’re going to get hamstrung by this…


Here’s how to do it:

certutil -addstore “TrustedPublisher” “%~dp0drivers\pilotes.cer”
“%~dp0arduino-1.0.5-r2-windows.exe” /S /NCRC

Here’s what’s Inside the drivers folder: - took from arduino zip install
arduino.inf - took from arduino zip install
dpinst.exe - took from arduino zip install
dpinst.xml - see content below
pilotes.cer - a signed certificate extracted from file

dpinst.xml content:

<?xml version="1.0"?> *

Preinstalling the USB driver is the key, so you won’t see the popup at the end of the installation.
Good luck!

I have the same problem. I'm not a programmer so how can this be done easily without that driver box popping up? How do i get that pilotes.cer file? Can it be extracted from the file? I couldn't find a way how to do this.

I would just like to install the driver since the program has been installed already.

Extract certificate from .cat file

Right click on the .cat file in the driver package > Digital Signatures > Highlight the name in 'Name of Signer' on the 'Signatures List' > Details.

A new window 'Digital Signature Details' should open. > View certificate > 'Details' tab > 'Copy to File' > Next > (leave default X.509 DER encoded .CER) Next > File name, choose one, e.g "pilotes.cer" > Next > Finish.