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1.2. Silent Install of 6.x Standalone Software

Disponible en español: Instalación silenciosa de software individual 6.x
Disponível em português: Instalação silenciosa do software Standalone 6.x

Applies to:  All standalone products, releases 6.x

If you have release 7.x, see Scripting the 7.x Standalone Install.

How can I script release 6.x @RISK, The DecisionTools Suite, or other 6.x versions of Palisade software for a silent or unattended install?

Standalone version silent install with activation:

If you have an Activation ID and want to activate the software during install, use this format, all on one line:

(installername).exe /s /v/qn
/v"USERNAME=\"George Washington\""
/v"COMPANYNAME=\"Palisade Corporation\""
/v"PALACTIVATIONID=DNA-6000000-12345-ABC"

(Every tag=data item after a /v must be enclosed in quotes. Within those quotes, any data item that contains spaces must be enclosed in \"...\".)

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.

Standalone version silent install without activation:

(installername).exe /s /v/qn

The product 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 when you run it.

Standalone version silent install with certificate license:

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

(installername).exe /s /v/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. To suppress those desktop shortcuts (equivalent to removing the check mark from the box), add the /v"DTOPSHORTCUTS=0" parameter. Here's a sample standalone install with desktop icons suppressed:

(installername).exe /s /v/qn
/v"USERNAME=\"George Washington\""
/v"COMPANYNAME=\"Palisade Corporation\""
/v"DTOPSHORTCUTS=0"
/v"PALACTIVATIONID=DNA-6000000-12345-ABC"

See also:

Our configuration management system wants to use MSI-type installers for pushing software to clients, but your installer is an EXE. Can I extract the MSI file and use it?

For 6.2 and later:

This section applies to standalone workstation licenses other than course licenses. For course licenses being installed on standalone workstations, please see the the follow-up section of Silent Install of 6.x Network Client, even if you have chosen the workstation configuration.

Beginning with 6.2, Technical Support can supply an MSI installer on request. You will receive an installer whose name does not include "cust".

Before running the Palisade MSI on an end-user computer, install the prerequisites listed in Microsoft Components Required for Palisade 6.x Software Install.

The command lines for the MSI installer are:

  • With user interface:
    msiexec /i (installername).msi

  • Without user interface:

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

    [ ] enclose optional parameters; don't place [ ] on the command line.

For 6.0 and 6.1:

We don't supply MSIs, but you can extract the MSI installer as follows:

  1. Run the EXE installer past the point where it extracts the MSI, but don't click the final Install button.
  2. The MSI is extracted to your %TEMP% folder. You can copy (not move) it from there while the installer is waiting for you to respond.
  3. After copying the MSI file, cancel the install.

Once you have the MSI installer, before running it on an end-user computer you need to install the prerequisites listed in Microsoft Components Required for Palisade 6.x Software Install.

Last edited: 2015-07-09

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