Silent install of BlackBerry Device Software fails when using the Windows Installer

Article ID: KB28315

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 11-27-2011


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry Desktop Software for Windows
  • BlackBerry Curve 8500 Series
  • BlackBerry Bold 9700
  • BlackBerry Curve 8300 Series
  • BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Series
  • BlackBerry Bold 9000
  • BlackBerry Bold 9650
  • BlackBerry Curve 8900
  • BlackBerry Tour 9630
  • BlackBerry Storm smartphones
  • BlackBerry® Desktop Software (Windows)
  • BlackBerry® Device Software 5.0
  • DT 1007452

When attempting to perform a silent install of BlackBerry® Device Software using the Windows® Installer the installation fails.

This is a previously reported issue that has been escalated internally to our development team.

Using the InstallShield the following command can be used to perform the silent installation.

HandheldSoftwarePackage.exe /s /v"/qn DMWORKINGDIR=\"C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Desktop\" /l*v %temp%\bb_handheld.log"

Where HandheldSoftwarePackage.exe is the name of the install file for the handheld software file you are attempting to install
Where DMWORKINGDIR is the full path to the installation of the BlackBerry Desktop Software

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For information regarding the silent installation of the BlackBerry Desktop Software please see KB03744



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