Setup Command Line Parameters¶
The PDFCreator Server Setup can take several parameters. Most of them are given through the installer software (Inno Setup) we use.
If you have a license key for PDFCreator Server, you can pass it with this parameter. This allows to install and activate PDFCreator Server in a silent setup.
You can use this parameter to specify the name and the port of the proxy.
If you use a proxy with authentication, you can use this parameter to specify the username for the authentication.
/ProxyUsername=Smith /ProxyUsername="John Smith"
If you use a proxy with authentication, you can use this parameter to specify the password for the authentication.
/ProxyPassword=MyPassword /ProxyPassword="My password"
Instructs Setup to be silent or very silent. When Setup is silent the wizard and the background window are not displayed but the installation progress window is. When a setup is very silent this installation progress window is not displayed. Everything else is normal, so for example error messages during installation are displayed.
If a restart is necessary and the ‘/NORESTART’ command is not used (see below) and Setup is silent, it will display a Reboot now? message box. If it is very silent it will reboot without asking.
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.
When combined with /SILENT or /VERYSILENT, instructs Setup not to reboot even if it is necessary.
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.
Overrides the default directory name displayed on the Select Destination Directory wizard page. A fully qualified pathname must be specified.
Overrides the default folder name displayed on the Select Start Menu Folder wizard page.
Instructs Setup to initially check the Don’t create any icons check box on the Select Start Menu Folder wizard page.
Overrides the default components settings. Using this command line parameter causes Setup to automatically select a custom type.
The component names change from time to time. You can get a full list of components by installing PDFCreator Server using the /SaveINF parameter. This will create an INF file with your settings and you can take a list of installed components from there.
Specifies a list of tasks that should be initially selected.
Only the specified tasks 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.
If a task name is prefixed with a “*” character, any child tasks will be selected as well. If a task name is prefixed with a “!” character, the task will be deselected.
Like the /TASKS parameter, except the specified tasks will be merged with the set of tasks that would have otherwise been selected by default.