Setup Command Line Parameters¶

The PDFCreator Server Setup can take several parameters. Most of them are given through the installer software (Inno Setup) we are using.

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.

/ProxyName=<ProxyName:Port>¶

You can use this parameter to specify the name and the port of the proxy.

Samples:

/ProxyName=proxy1
/ProxyName=proxy2:8088


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

Samples:

/ProxyUsername=Smith


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

Samples:

/ProxyPassword=MyPassword


/SILENT, /VERYSILENT¶

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 isn’t used (see below) and Setup is silent, it will display a Reboot now? message box. If it’s very silent it will reboot without asking.

/NOCANCEL¶

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.

/NORESTART¶

When combined with /SILENT or /VERYSILENT, instructs Setup not to reboot even if it’s 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.

/SAVEINF=”filename”¶

Instructs Setup to save installation settings to the specified file. Don’t forget to use quotes if the filename contains spaces.

/DIR=”x:dirname”¶

Overrides the default directory name displayed on the Select Destination Directory wizard page. A fully qualified pathname must be specified.

/GROUP=”folder name”¶

Overrides the default folder name displayed on the Select Start Menu Folder wizard page.

/NOICONS¶

Instructs Setup to initially check the Don’t create any icons check box on the Select Start Menu Folder wizard page.

/COMPONENTS=”x,y,z”¶

Overrides the default components settings. Using this command line parameter causes Setup to automatically select a custom type.

Sample:

/COMPONENTS="program,PerformanceTest,DotNet40"


Note

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.