Bootstrap

When you download Zero Install for the first time you get a so called Bootstrap EXE.

This is a stripped down version of Zero Install that uses the feed format to download and run a full version of Zero Install.

If you wish to install Zero Install in unattended/automatically (e.g., in a corporate environment) you can use:

  • zero-install.exe maintenance deploy --batch to install for the current user or
  • zero-install.exe maintenance deploy --batch --machine to install for all users.

Default settings can be integrated in the Bootstrap process via zero-install.exe.config.

See also: Blog post about Bootstrapper