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[QODBC-Desktop] Quiet install and selecting Region
Posted by brad waddell on 12 March 2009 05:21 PM

Quiet install and selecting Region

Note: One can do a quiet install by "qodbc.exe /q"

How to Specify Region When Doing Quiet Install

     You can set the QODBC Region key yourself. It can be found at:

My Computer HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE QODBC Driver for QuickBooks

     The valid values are the US (USA), CA (Canada), UK (United Kingdom) and OZ (Australia/New Zealand/Asia) however CD Keys are locked to a region value except for the US and CA which share the same CDKEY.

About Passing License Key to the Install

     You can't do anything with the CDKEY during a quiet install, however, after installation, you can use this function to auto-activate a CDKEY in fqqb32.dll :

LPSTR INTFUNC FQActivate(LPSTR sCDKeyEntered)

     That will let you register a machine (requires the Internet connection). Just check the return string for any error messages. The QODBC installer calls this function during normal installation.

     Currently, EditQDSN takes a command line that accepts a DSN name. So:

"C:\Program Files\QODBC Driver for QuickBooks\EditQDSN.exe" QODBC Auto-Login

will start the QODBC setup screen for the DSN, QuickBooks Auto-Login. We will shortly also modify EditQDSN to also accept a default CDKEY.

 

Keywords : Hidden, Quiet Install, Silent Installer

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Lesa
20 September 2012 04:41 PM
Great insight! That's the answer we've been loiokng for.
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