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19
Aug

Silently Install CutePDF Writer and Ghostscript

I was quite recently looking to find a way to install CutePDF Writer silently (like most corporate setups) as to keep user interaction to a minimum. Getting CutePDF Writer fully installed consists of intsalling both the writer itself, as well as the GPL Ghostscript. Here’s the fix:

Ghostscript

  1. Download the Ghostscript converter.
  2. Rename converter.exe to converter.zip.
  3. Extract the contents of the zip file.
  4. Run converter\Setup.exe.

CutePDF Writer

  1. Download the CutePDF Writer installer.
  2. Run CuteWriter.exe /verysilent. Using the /silent switch also works, but shows the status of the unattended installation.

Pretty simple. I opted to combine the two into a batch file:

converter\setup.exe
cutewriter.exe /verysilent
rd "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\CutePDF" /S /Q