Q: What is silent install?
A: It is an install of an Add-on without any user-interaction. You choose to silent install by what .ard file you register with. "<version> (<bitbit) Installer.ard" is silent and "<version> (<bit>2bit) Installer (With install path selection).ard" is not silent
Q: What is the benefit of silent install?
A: You do not need to install using the Run As Administrator option (which many forget).
Q: How can silent install not need Admin rights?
A: During silent install the installation part is being done by the windows service called SAP Business One Client Agent and this service have admin permissions.
Q: Is silent install recommended?
A: Yes, it gives the best out of the box experience for the end user
Q: Any reasons not to use silent install?
A: The only reason is if you wish to decide what path on the machine B1UP should be install at. Else there are only drawback so our recommendation is to always use silent.
Q: The installation failed. Why can't you give me a better error message.
A: The drawback of a silent installation via a service is that there can be no user-interaction at all (not event error popup messages). If you wish to check what went wrong then go to C:\BoyumInstalllog.txt to find the reason.
Q: I choose silent install but I still got the normal install screen. Why?
A: This can happen if the SAP Business One Client Agent service is not running. If not running install falls back to old style install with dialogs.
Q: Is it possible say on 10 machines to have 8 do a silent install and the last 2 have an old install?
A: No, that is not technically possible.