Installing ACL Analytics using silent installation

If you need to deploy ACL Analytics to a large number of workstations, you can use silent installation to run the installer without requiring user interaction. You can use silent installation with either the perpetual license or the subscription license model.

The installer file you use to perform the silent installation depends on whether the required software prerequisites are already installed on the target computer:

For a list of the software prerequisites, see ACL Analytics system requirements.

The two installer files are in the ACL Analytics installation package:

ACLAnalytics105_Desktop_<edition>.exe

Extracting the installer files

In order to access the installer files you need to download and run the ACL Analytics installation package to extract the two installer files. The ACL Analytics installation package is designed to automatically start the installation process after the files are extracted. If you are using the silent installation option, you can click Cancel as soon as the files have been extracted. The default location for the extracted files is:

C:\Program Files\ACL Software\Installers\ACLAnalytics105_Desktop_<edition>

On computers running 64-bit operating systems the default program folder used by ACL Analytics is C:\Program Files (x86)\

Silent installation guidelines

Review and follow the guidelines below for entering the silent installation command syntax in the Windows command line. Not following any of the guidelines will cause the silent installation to fail.

Figure 1 below provides an example of silent installation command syntax in the Windows command line.

Figure 1. An example of silent installation command syntax

Installing a localized version of ACL Analytics

You can use an optional parameter to silently install a localized version of ACL Analytics – that is, a version that uses a language other than the language of the computer’s operating system.

To install a localized version, use the /L parameter with setup.exe, or the TRANSFORMS parameter with ACL Analytics 10.msi. You need to specify the appropriate language ID with each parameter. For example:

If you omit the language parameter, the installation defaults to the language of the computer’s operating system, or to English, depending on which installer file you use. The table below summarizes the behavior of the parameters and the installer files.

Parameter used

setup.exe

ACL Analytics 10.msi

/L

ACL Analytics uses the language specified

n/a

TRANSFORMS

n/a

ACL Analytics uses the language specified

parameter omitted

ACL Analytics uses the operating system language, or English if ACL Analytics does not support the operating system language

ACL Analytics uses English

The table below provides the silent installation syntax for the languages supported by ACL Analytics.

Language

setup.exe syntax

ACL Analytics 10.msi syntax

Chinese

/L2052

TRANSFORMS=2052.mst

English

/L1033

TRANSFORMS=1033.mst

French

/L1036

TRANSFORMS=1036.mst

German

/L1031

TRANSFORMS=1031.mst

Japanese

/L1041

TRANSFORMS=1041.mst

Korean

/L1042

TRANSFORMS=1042.mst

Polish

/L1045

TRANSFORMS=1045.mst

Portuguese

/L1046

TRANSFORMS=1046.mst

Spanish

/L1034

TRANSFORMS=1034.mst

Silent installation syntax

Use the following syntax to perform a silent installation of ACL Analytics with default settings. Specify the full path to setup.exe or ACL Analytics 10.msi and enclose the path in quotation marks if the path includes any spaces. Additional syntax guidelines, more detailed syntax examples, and optional parameters are provided in subsequent sections.

Perpetual license

  • installs required software prerequisites

"setup_exe_path_and_filename" /s /v"/qr PIDKEY=serial_number"

Perpetual license

  • required software prerequisites must already be installed

msiexec /i "msi_path_and_filename" PIDKEY=serial_number /qr

Subscription license

  • English Unicode edition of ACL Analytics only

  • installs required software prerequisites

"setup_exe_path_and_filename" /s /v"/qr LICENSETYPE=1"

Subscription license

  • English Unicode edition of ACL Analytics only

  • required software prerequisites must already be installed

msiexec /i "msi_path_and_filename" LICENSETYPE=1 /qr

Syntax examples

Below are several examples of command line syntax for silently installing ACL Analytics. The first two examples include only the required parameters. The remaining examples include some additional optional parameters.

If you are installing ACL Analytics on computers running 64-bit operating systems, and you are specifying an installation directory rather than using the default location, substitute C:\Program Files (x86)\ for C:\Program Files\ in the examples below.

Installation details

Required syntax

  • uses setup.exe

  • installs required software prerequisites

  • uses the operating system language

  • non-Unicode edition

  • default settings

  • perpetual license

\\nas-server-2\shared_files\installers\ACLAnalytics105_Desktop_nonUnicode\setup.exe /s /v"/qr
PIDKEY=AAA9999999999"
  • uses setup.exe

  • installs required software prerequisites

  • uses the operating system language

  • Unicode edition

  • default settings

  • subscription license

"\\nas-server-2\shared files\installers\ACLAnalytics105_Desktop_Unicode\setup.exe" /s /v"/qr
LICENSETYPE=1"
  • uses msiexec

  • required software prerequisites must already be installed

  • English Unicode edition

  • 1 custom setting

  • perpetual license

msiexec /i
"\\nas-server-2\shared_files\installers\ACLAnalytics105_Desktop_Unicode\ACL Analytics 10.msi"
PIDKEY=AAA9999999999 INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files\ACL Analytics" /qr
  • uses setup.exe

  • installs required software prerequisites

  • uses the operating system language

  • non-Unicode edition

  • 4 custom settings

  • perpetual license

\\nas-server-2\shared_files\installers\ACLAnalytics105_Desktop_nonUnicode\setup.exe /s /v"/qr
PIDKEY=AAA9999999999 INSTALLDIR=\"C:\Program Files\ACL Analytics\" DATADIR=\"C:\ACL Data\"
COMPANYNAME=\"My Company Ltd\" USERNAME=\"My Name\""
  • uses msiexec

  • required software prerequisites must already be installed

  • Chinese Unicode edition

  • default settings

  • perpetual license

msiexec /i
"\\nas-server-2\shared_files\installers\ACLAnalytics105_Desktop_Unicode\ACL Analytics 10.msi"
TRANSFORMS=2052.mst PIDKEY=AAA9999999999 /qr
  • uses setup.exe

  • installs required software prerequisites

  • German non-Unicode edition

  • default settings

  • perpetual license

\\nas-server-2\shared_files\installers\ACLAnalytics105_Desktop_nonUnicode\setup.exe /s /L1031 /v"/qr
PIDKEY=AAA9999999999"

Command line parameters

"setup_exe_path_and_filename"

If you are using the setup.exe installer file, specifies the network or local path to the file. Use this parameter if the required prerequisites have not yet been installed on the end user’s computer. The path must include the file name.

msiexec /i "msi_path_and_filename"

If you are using the ACL Analytics 10.msi installer file, specifies the network or local path to the file. Use this parameter if all prerequisites have already been installed on the end user’s computer. The path must include the file name.

/s

Specifies that setup.exe runs in silent mode. Use this parameter if prerequisites must be installed on the end user’s computer.

/L<language ID>

Specifies that setup.exe installs a localized version of ACL Analytics. If you omit this parameter, ACL Analytics uses the operating system language, or English if ACL Analytics does not support the operating system language.

/v

Specifies that parameter values will be passed to the installer. Do not include a space between /v and the first parameter. If more than one parameter follows /v the list of parameters must be enclosed in quotation marks.

/qr

Specifies that the installer runs in silent mode with a reduced user interface.

TRANSFORMS=language ID

Specifies that ACL Analytics 10.msi installs a localized version of ACL Analytics. If you omit this parameter, ACL Analytics uses English.

PIDKEY=valid serial number

Specifies the valid serial number you received from ACL. If the serial number is not valid, or activation fails for any other reason, installation proceeds but you will not be able to log in to ACL Analytics.

LICENSETYPE=1

Use this parameter and a value of “1” instead of the PIDKEY parameter to specify a subscription license installation. Subscription license installation can only be used with the English Unicode edition of ACL Analytics.

COMPANYNAME=CompanyName

Specifies the name of the company or organization that owns the ACL Analytics license.

INSTALLDIR=path to ACL Analytics application files folder

Specifies the destination folder for application files. If you do not include this parameter in the silent installation syntax, the default location is used:

C:\Program Files\ACL Software\ACL Analytics 10

On computers running 64-bit operating systems the default location is:

C:\Program Files (x86)\ACL Software\ACL Analytics 10

DATADIR=path to sample data files folder

Specifies the destination folder for ACL sample data files, which is also the ACL Analytics working directory. If you do not include this parameter in the silent installation syntax, the default location is used: C:\ACL Data\Sample Data Files

Note

Make sure end users have read and write permissions to the data files folder you specify.

USERNAME=value specifying the user name in the acl.ini file

Specifies the user name in the UserName property in the acl.ini file.



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