How do you perform a silent installation of a Crystal Reports .NET Server Install file (*.msi) from a command prompt?
Silent Installation Steps from the Command Prompt
1. Download the .NET Server Install files for Crystal Reports 10 by from the following link:
2. From your Desktop, click 'Start' and select 'Run'.
3. In the Run dialog box, type a command line similar to the following example:
msiexec /i "\\yourcomputer\yourlocation\XXXXX.msi" /qr
" Where "msiexec" is the executable that runs the installation.
" Where "/i" is the command switch to install.
" Where "\\yourcomputer\yourlocation\XXXXX.msi" is the path and file name of the MSI file.
" Where "/qr" is the command for quiet install (reduced user interface). A modal dialog box is displayed at the end of the installation.
" Where "pidkey=XXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX" is the 19 digit license key that you receive after registering the product.
4. Click 'OK'.
The silent installation of the .NET Server Install file will begin.
For more information on using the Microsoft Installer, refer to the following Microsoft knowledge base articles at http://support.microsoft.com:
" Q242479 - Overview of the Windows Installer Technology
" Q227091 - Command-Line for the Microsoft Windows
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