# MSI Installer¶

Besides the EXE Installer PDFCreator Professional, PDFCreator Terminal Server and PDFCreator Custom also comes with a MSI installer. The installer comes in two versions, one for 32 bit (x86) and one for 64 bit (x64) editions of Windows. When deploying PDFCreator, you should make sure to deploy the correct version.

You have different options to install PDFCreator Professional, which are described below.

## Installing from the Command Line¶

When installing on a single machine, the command line is the easiest way.

If your machine is behind a proxy server, it is necessary to call the setup with all parameters, even if their values are empty.

You can call the MSI like this, depending on your CPU architecture:

PDFCreator-4_0_0-setup_x86.msi LICENSEKEY=<YOUR-LICENSEKEY>
or


Available parameters:

If you don’t want to install all features you can use the ADDLOCAL parameter to install only the desired features.

Allowed feature names are:

Feature name Description
MAINPROGRAM PDFCreator and it’s main components. (obligatory)
HOTFOLDER The HotFolder program.
IMAGES2PDF The Images2PDF program.

Samples:

PDFCreator-4_0_0-setup-pdfforge_x86.msi LICENSEKEY=01234-56789-ABCDE-FGHIJ-KLMNO-PQRST


## Create an Administrative Installation Point¶

If you want to deploy the MSI package of PDFCreator Professional using an Active Directory, you can use an Administrative Installation Point. An Administrative Installation Point is a special directory which you can create with msiexec, the MSI package and necessary parameters.

After creating the Administrative Installation Point you can put this directory on your network share. This directory contains a much smaller MSI file and some extracted files.

Samples:

Create a new directory for these samples “C:\PDFCreator_AIP”.

msiexec /a PDFCreator-4_0_0-setup-pdfforge.msi TARGETDIR=C:\PDFCreator_AIP