At the command prompt, type the following command:
E:\SETUP\acmsetup.exe /T E:\SETUP\PRODUCT.STF /s E:\ /n "NAME" /o "ORGANIZATION" /k 1234567890
E:– your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive letter. Also you can replace
E:\with path to the folder where you have your installation files.
PRODUCT– File name of the product you are installing with
.stfextension. The specific
.stffile that is required for the manual command line will vary depending on the specific product you are installing. Search the
\SETUPfolder on the CD-ROM of the product you are installing for the
.stfto use. For example, for Visual Basic 6.0 Professional, use
vb98pro.stf; for Visual C++ 6.0 Professional, use
NAME– your name
ORGANIZATION– your organization
1234567890– your CD key
If you get the message “You must first run the Installation Wizard before running this setup”, run the following command and repeat.
regedit /s E:\key.dat
In the same way you should install service packs.
Service Pack 5:
C:\SP5\acmsetup.exe /T C:\SP5\sp598ent.stf /s C:\SP5 /n "NAME" /o "ORGANIZATION"
Service Pack 6:
C:\SP6\acmsetup.exe /T C:\SP6\sp698ent.stf /s C:\SP6 /n "NAME" /o "ORGANIZATION"
C:\SP6– folders where you have extracted service pack files.
Microsoft published an article regarding this problem at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/250343. However they suggest to use
/B 1) command line argument, which in my case resulted in product options dialog being skipped.