How to Silently Install Articulate Storyline

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Here's how to install Articulate Storyline silently:

Step 1: Create a Response File

First, you need to create a response file. The response file will tell the installer what action to take for all user prompts.

  1. Launch a command prompt.
  2. At the command prompt type the following:

    "<path>\storyline.exe" -r -f1"<path>\response.iss"

    Note: There's no space between -f1 and the quotation mark.
  3. When the installer launches, follow the prompts to install Storyline.

When the installation is complete, the response.iss file will contain all the choices and options you selected during the install.

Now you're ready to silently install Storyline.

Note: If you use the optional skipruntimes flag during installation, you'll need to install Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 separately.

Step 2: Silently Install Storyline

  1. Copy the installer and the response file to the machine you want to install it on.
  2. Launch a command prompt.
  3. At the command prompt type the following:

    "<path>\storyline.exe" -s -f1"<path>\response.iss" -sms

    Note: There is no space between the -f1 and the quotation mark.

Additional Options

Automatically populate serial numbers:

You can automatically populate the Storyline serial number in the activation dialog, so that you don’t need to manually enter the serial number later during activation.  To do so, set the following registry key.  (Replace “SERIAL NUMBER” with the actual serial number you were provided when you purchased Storyline.)

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Articulate\Fireball\1.0\SL1]
“LastAttempt”=”SERIAL NUMBER”

Disable “Check for Updates” feature:

You can also disable the automatic “check for updates” feature via the registry:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Articulate\Storyline\1.0\Workspace]
“CheckUpdates”=”false”

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