I have MikTex 2.9 installed from the basic-miktex-2.9.6520-x64.exe file. I need to install the Standalone package automatically without using the internet whatsoever as well as without any GUI interaction; it needs to be completely automatic. I tried the following in the command prompt:
mpm --install standalone
But that requires a an internet connection. I have standalone.tds.zip on my computer as well. But
mpm --install "path_to_standalone.tds.zip"
doesn't work. So I tried extracting the contents of this zip to the
C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9 directory. Then I checked the MiKTeX Package Manager, and it reported that it still wasn't installed. I don't get it and cannot figure this out to save my life.
Given that I'm on Windows 10, have MikTex 2.9 installed, have the standalone.tds.zip file on my computer, what can I do to completely automatically install this package properly without any internet connection? Command line arguments are ideal here since I can put those in a batch script.