A 400MB snapshot. Have you considered just using one of the normal deployment methods to deploy this job? Snapshots are good for making registry changes or replacing a file. Installing a 400mb snapshot is a very bad idea.
Set up the preferred server and get away from using snapshots to deploy apps.
check the following document: About Batch File Distribution Packages
Chapter: Installing an SWD Package from a Batch File
There is a example to deploy a package builder package in silent mode.
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Agree with Ty snapshot = last resort, however, ther are times when you have to bite the bullet. Just call the SWD package with /An and /Ah-. Actually you can use all the command lines in the
package\package.exe /An /Ah-
not only snapshot packages are so big, try SAP 7.1 GUI + SP 5... (or Office Pro 2003)
But Snapshot is only for analyzing small copy processes or registry settings, not for normal use, I fully agree Ty and zman...
I appreciate all your help, unfortunately I can't just use another method of deployment. The software is rather old. (It's a piece of educational software for a school)
When I run the package with the /an switch, (I had already tried this before posting my question) I was getting an error saying inst32.exe couldn't be found, it was looking in the user's temp folder. The weird thing is the file is actually there. When I point to the inst32.exe then specifiy the package to install it worked fine silently.
Thanks for the document ahe, and zman for the syntax.