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I'm currently downloading and installing the vlc player silently:
When i run the following, all is fine.
Invoke-WebRequest -Uri "https://www.vlcwebsite.." -OutFile "c:\support\vlc-3.0.3-win64.exe"
& "c:\support\vlc*.exe" /L=1031 /S
I want to change the outfile to read c:\support\vlc.exe or something similar because the version of the vlc player will change.
If I run the following, the file gets downloaded but nothing happens with the install.
Invoke-WebRequest -Uri "https://www.vlcwebsite.." -OutFile "c:\support\vlc.exe"
& "c:\support\vlc.exe" /L=1031 /S
Does anyone know what would be the best way to approach this, is the problem the outfile?
This doesn't work?
c:\support\vlc.exe /L=1031 /S
Unfortunately not. If I run the c:\support\vlc.exe /L=1031 without the /S switch, it pops up the installer. If I run this, c:\support\vlc.exe /L=1031 /S, nothing seems to happen.
Is there a way to be non-specific about the outfile, could I use a -like switch?
I just don't know how to deal with the change in the vlc.exe name from the website.
Thanks for the support.
Try using Start-Process instead and pass your switches as part of the ArgumentList:
Start-Process -FilePath "C:\Support\vlc.exe" -ArgumentList '/L=1031','/S' -NoNewWindow
Thanks for that, that helped me a lot.
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