Perform an Unattended Installation#

A parameterised or unattended installation of ADONIS NP does not use the installation wizard. To start an unattended installation, open the Windows Command Prompt, navigate to the installation directory and type msiexec. On executing msiexec without any options in the command line, a dialog appears that describes the usage of msiexec.

The following command pattern should be used:

msiexec /i <MSI Package> /qn INSTALLDIR=<Installation Directory>

ADDLOCAL=<Features> ALLUSERS=2 /l*v <Log-File> TRANSFORMS=English.mst

The installation parameters:

  • INSTALLDIR

    This parameter can be used to specify the installation directory. This defaults to "%PROGRAMFILES%\BOC\ADONIS NP 11.0".

  • ADDLOCAL

    This parameter can be used to specify a list of features to install. By default, all features are installed. The following features are available: CORE (This always has to be installed) and AAWS (the administration workspace. Instead of a feature list it is possible to specify ALL (ADDLOCAL=ALL) to install all features.

  • ALLUSERS

    This parameter defines whether the start menu entries should be available for all users or only for the current user. When this is set to "2" (ALLUSERS=2), the entries are created for all users provided the current user has administrator rights on the machine, otherwise they are only created for the current user.

  • /l*v <Log-File>

    This parameter defines the path to the log file.

  • /qn

    Specifies that there should be no graphical user interface for the installation at all and suppresses confirmation messages for the user.

  • /qb

    Only shows a progress bar instead of the full graphical user interface and suppresses confirmation messages for the user.

  • TRANSFORMS

    This parameter can be used to specify in which language the start menu entries are created. Possible values are all .mst-files in the folder “02 Rich Client“ on the installation medium, e.g. English.mst (TRANSFORMS=English.mst) and German.mst (TRANSFORMS=German.mst).

All parameters are optional and can be used in any order and combination.

Examples for a parameterised installation:

  • msiexec /i "ADONIS NP 11.0.msi" /qn

    This does a unattended installation using the default parameters, without a grafical interface and without creating a log file.

  • msiexec /i "ADONIS NP 11.0.msi" /qn ADDLOCAL=ALL ALLUSERS=2

    This installs all features for all users, without a grafical interface and without creating a log file.