1217287 - How do you perform a silent installation of a Crystal Reports version 10.0 .NET Server Install file (*.msi) from a command prompt?

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1217287 - How do you perform a silent installation of a Crystal Reports version 10.0 .NET Server Install file (*.msi) from a command prompt?

Symptom

How do you perform a silent installation of a Crystal Reports .NET Server Install file (*.msi) from a command prompt?

 

Resolution

Silent Installation Steps from the Command Prompt

1. Download the .NET Server Install files for Crystal Reports 10 by from the following link:

https://smpdl.sap-ag.de/~sapidp/012002523100005986292008E/cr10_server_install.zip

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

pidkey=XXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX

" 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.

More Information

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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

Installer Tool

Keywords

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Product

SAP Crystal Reports 10.0 ; SAP Crystal Reports, version for Visual Studio .NET 2005 ; SAP Crystal Reports, version for Visual Studio .NET 2008