At first, from its name, I thought that Silent Install Builder is a tool meant to help you create silent installers for the applications that you create from scratch, so that you can easier distribute them. In fact, the main purpose of Silent Install Builder is to allow creating packages of multiple apps and their installers that will allow network admins to quickly install a set of software on multiple computers. Therefore you can use Silent Install Builder to group several program installers within a single package that you can execute at any later time in order to get all those apps installed silently on a PC, and, best of all, without requiring any other user intervention at all.
Silent Install Builder can create silent and unattended installers of almost any app as it will support and automatically recognize all the most commonly used application installers such as InstallShield, Wise, Nullsoft (NSIS) and Windows Installer (MSI).
Another cool thing about this tool is the fact that it can record scripts for automatic installations, which come in handy when intending to install apps that do not support command line options. Even nicer is the fact that Silent Install Builder supports Windows batch files (BAT, CMD), Windows scripts (VBS, JS) and Powershell (PS1).
In conclusion, Silent Install Builder is a nice and handy utility that makes creating and running custom-made silent installer packages a really easy and fast job, and that's especially cool for IT managers and network admins.
- Straightforward interface.
- Supports various types of app installers.
- Can create "automatic installation scripts" for your installers.