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1219681 - How to perform a silent install of Crystal Reports XI using a script

Symptom

How do you perform a silent install of Crystal Reports XI using a script?

Resolution

To perform a silent install of Crystal Reports XI, use the following sample script:

msiexec /i "E:\win32\CrystalReports.msi" /qn+ ADDLOCAL=ALL PIDKEY=XXXXX INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files\Business Objects\Crystal Reports 11" COMMONVERDIR="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Business Objects"

Explanation of the script parameters above:

  • [msiexec /i] calls the installer and prepares the service for installation
  • ["E:\win32\CrystalReports.msi"] is the path to the location of the msi file as it appears on the CD. The E:\ drive represents the CD drive letter where the installation CD is located
  • [/qn+] indicates to perform a silent install but prompt the user when the install is complete
  • [ADDLOCAL=ALL] indicates a complete install
  • [PIDKEY=] is the product key. Enter the installation key code into this PIDKEY parameter
  • [INSTALLDIR=] is the path where the product files are to be installed. The C:\ drive represents the destination drive letter
  • [COMMONVERDIR=] is the path where the common files are to be installed.

 

See Also

For more information on silent installs, please refer to Note 1203104.

More information can also be found on pages 9-11 of the Install.pdf installation guide found in the 'docs' folder of the installation CD.

 

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Product

SAP Crystal Reports XI ; SAP Crystal Reports XI R2