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1.1. Scripting the 7.x Standalone Install

Applies to: All standalone products, releases 7.x
(If you have a Concurrent Network, Enterprise Network, or Course License, please see Scripting the 7.x Client Install.)

How can I script release 7.x of @RISK, The DecisionTools Suite, or other Palisade software for a silent or unattended install?

To get an MSI installer for standalone (non-networked) versions, please email Technical Support, and in your request include the product name, one of your serial numbers, and the three-digit version that you want to install. You will receive a standalone installer whose name does not include "-cust-", with the one exception noted below.

Before running the Palisade MSI on an end-user computer, you must install the prerequisites listed in Microsoft Components Required for Palisade 7.x Software Install.

The command lines for typical MSI installs are shown below:

With user interface:

msiexec /i (installername).msi

Without user interface — activated license:

msiexec /i (installername).msi
/qn [USERNAME="First Last"]
[COMPANYNAME="ABC Corporation"]
PALACTIVATIONID=ActivationID

[ ] indicate optional parameters; don't place [ ] on the command line. The installer will attempt to activate the software during install, but will not display a success or failure message. If anything prevents the activation — lack of Internet access, a restrictive firewall, Activation ID already activated, etc. — the software will be installed as a fully functional trial with 15 days of use. To continue using it beyond the 15 days, activate it with an Activation ID from Palisade. The software will prompt you for activation via our License Manager each time you run it.

Without user interface — trial version:

In most installations, every desktop will have a different Activation ID. Therefore, you probably don't want to include the Activation ID in the install script.

msiexec /i (installername).msi
/qn [USERNAME="First Last"]
[COMPANYNAME="ABC Corporation"]

[ ] indicate optional parameters; don't place [ ] on the command line. The software will be installed as a fully functional trial with 15 days of use. To continue using it beyond the 15 days, activate it with an Activation ID from Palisade. The software will prompt you for activation via our License Manager each time you run it.

Without user interface — certificate license:

The installer will have "-cust-" in its name. Have the certificate in the same folder as the installer, and execute this command:

msiexec /i (installername).msi /qn

(The silent install is not available with textbook versions.)

Variation — no desktop icons:

The attended install has a checkbox for putting shortcuts on the desktop. In the silent install, to suppress those desktop shortcuts (equivalent to removing the check mark from the box), add the DTOPSHORTCUTS=0 parameter on the command line.

Variation — non-English install:

See Silent Install of Non-English 7.x Software.

Last edited: 2015-11-20

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