Note: After purchase, the secure area gives you the option to download a
Windows Registry (.reg) file to pre-register your product. To completely
automate installations you need to apply this .reg file.
The Setup program accepts optional command line parameters. These can be
useful to system administrators, and to other programs calling the Setup
- Disables the This will install... Do you wish to continue?
prompt at the beginning of Setup. Of course, this will have no effect if
the DisableStartupPrompt [Setup] section directive was
set to yes.
- Instructs Setup to be
When Setup is
silent the wizard and the background window are not displayed but
the installation progress window is. When a setup is very
this installation progress window is not displayed. Everything else is
normal so for example error messages during installation are displayed
and the startup prompt is (if you haven't disabled it with
DisableStartupPrompt or the '/SP-' command line option explained above).
If a restart is necessary and the '/NORESTART' command isn't used (see
below) and Setup is
it will display a Reboot now? message box. If it's very
will reboot without asking.
- Instructs Setup to suppress message boxes. Only has an effect when
combined with '/SILENT' and '/VERYSILENT'.
The default response in
situations where there's a choice is:
- Yes in a 'Keep newer file?' situation.
- No in a 'File exists, confirm overwrite.'
- Abort in Abort/Retry situations.
- Cancel in Retry/Cancel situations.
- Yes (=continue) in a
- Yes (=restart) in a
5 message boxes are not suppressible:
- The About Setup message box.
- The Exit Setup? message box.
- The FileNotInDir2 message box displayed when
Setup requires a new disk to be inserted and the disk was not found.
- Any (error) message box displayed before Setup
(or Uninstall) could read the command line parameters.
- Any message box displayed by [Code] support
- Causes Setup to create a log file in the user's TEMP directory
detailing file installation and [Run] actions taken during the
installation process. This can be a helpful debugging aid. For example,
if you suspect a file isn't being replaced when you believe it should be
(or vice versa), the log file will tell you if the file was really
skipped, and why.
The log file is created with a unique name based on
the current date. (It will not overwrite or append to existing files.)
The information contained in the log file is technical in nature and
therefore not intended to be understandable by end users. Nor is it
designed to be machine-parseable; the format of the file is subject to
change without notice.
- Same as /LOG, except it allows you to specify a fixed path/filename
to use for the log file. If a file with the specified name already
exists it will be overwritten. If the file cannot be created, Setup will
abort with an error message.
- Prevents the user from cancelling during the installation process,
by disabling the Cancel button and ignoring clicks on the close button.
Useful along with '/SILENT' or '/VERYSILENT'.
- Instructs Setup not to reboot even if it's necessary.
- /RESTARTEXITCODE=exit code
- Specifies the custom exit code that Setup is to return when a
restart is needed. Useful along with '/NORESTART'. Also see
Setup Exit Codes.
- Instructs Setup to load the settings from the specified file after
having checked the command line. This file can be prepared using the
'/SAVEINF=' command as explained below.
Don't forget to use quotes if
the filename contains spaces.
- Instructs Setup to save installation settings to the specified file.
Don't forget to use quotes if the filename contains spaces.
- Specifies the language to use. language specifies the
internal name of the language as specified in a [Languages] section
When a valid /LANG parameter is used, the Select Language
dialog will be suppressed.
- Overrides the default directory name displayed on the Select
Destination Location wizard page. A fully qualified pathname must be
- /GROUP="folder name"
- Overrides the default folder name displayed on the Select Start
Menu Folder wizard page. If the [Setup] section directive
DisableProgramGroupPage was set to yes, this command
line parameter is ignored.
- Instructs Setup to initially check the Don't create a Start Menu
folder check box on the Select Start Menu Folder wizard page.
- /COMPONENTS="comma separated list of component names"
- Overrides the default components settings. Using this command line
parameter causes Setup to automatically select a custom type.
- /TASKS="comma separated list of task names"
- Specifies a list of
tasks that should be initially selected or deselected. To deselect a
task, prefix its name with a "!" character.
Only the specified tasks
(and their children) will be selected; the rest will be deselected. Use
the /MERGETASKS parameter instead if you want to keep the default set of
tasks and only select/deselect some of them.
Deselect all tasks, then select the "desktopicon" and "fileassoc"
Deselect all tasks, then select a parent task item, but exclude one
of its children:
- /MERGETASKS="comma separated list of task names"
- Like the /TASKS parameter, except the specified tasks will be merged
with the set of tasks that would have otherwise been selected by
UsePreviousTasks is set to yes, the specified tasks will be
selected/deselected after any previous tasks are restored.
Keep the default set of selected tasks, but additionally select the
"desktopicon" and "fileassoc" tasks:
Keep the default set of selected tasks, but deselect the
- Specifies the password to use. If the [Setup] section
directive Password was not set, this command line parameter is
When an invalid password is specified, this command line
parameter is also ignored.