Setup Command Line Parameters

Attention

We suggest using the MSI Installer if you’d like to deploy PDFCreator Professional or Terminal Server.

/PDFCreatorLicenseKey=<PDFCreatorLicenseKey>

If you have a license key you can pass it with this parameter.

/ProxyName=<ProxyName:Port>

If you have a license key and you use a proxy then you can use this parameter to specify the name and the port of the proxy.

Samples:

/ProxyName=proxy1
/ProxyName=proxy2:8088

/ProxyUsername=<ProxyUsername>

If you have a license key and you use a proxy with authentication then you can use this parameter to specify the username for the authentication.

Samples:

/ProxyUsername=Smith
/ProxyUsername="John Smith"

/ProxyPassword=<ProxyPassword>

If you have a license key and you use a proxy with authentication then you can use this parameter to specify the password for the authentication.

Samples:

/ProxyPassword=MyPassword
/ProxyPassword="My password"

/VERYSILENT

Instructs the setup to be very silent without any user interaction. If a restart is necessary it will reboot without asking.

In domains /VERYSILENT is only available in our PDFCreator Business Editions.

/LANG=en

Specifies the language to use. Please use the two letter ISO language name. The default language is the system language.

/DIR=”x:dirnamePDFCreator”

Overrides the directory were PDFCreator gets installed. A fully qualified pathname must be specified. The path must end with ‘PDFCreator’, else it will be automatically added.

/NOICONS

Deselects the desktop icons.

/COMPONENTS=”pdfarchitect”

Selects which additional components you want to install. Possible values are “pdfarchitect”, “hotfolder” and “images2pdf”. Set the value “none” to install no addtional components. If you don’t use the paramter all available components will be selected.

Sample:

/COMPONENTS="pdfarchitect,hotfolder,images2pdf"
/COMPONENTS="none"

/ServiceUsername=”user.name”

PDFCreator Terminal Server requires an license service that regularly updates and renews the activation for all users. You can run the service as local system or use /ServiceUsername to select an user. This user needs to be able to contact ‘license.pdfforge.org’ and have permissions to write to HKLM.

/ServicePassword=”ABC1234!”

Sets the password for /ServiceUsername.