Installing ACL Workstation using silent installation

If you need to deploy ACL Workstation to a large number of computers, you can use silent installation to run the installer without requiring user interaction. You must already have installed ACL Network on at least one computer before you can install ACL Workstation.

If you plan to install ACL Workstation and ACL Network together on each end user’s computer, see Installing ACL Network using silent installation.

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

For a list of the software prerequisites, see ACL Network and ACL Workstation system requirements.

The two installer files are in the WS subfolder in the ACL Network application executable folder. The default location is: C:\ACL Software\ACL Analytics 10\WS.

Silent installation guidelines

Before beginning the silent installation, review Silent installation guidelines.

Installing a localized version of ACL Workstation

You can use an optional parameter to silently install a localized version of ACL Workstation. For more information, see Installing a localized version of ACL Network.

Silent installation syntax

Use the following syntax to perform a silent installation of ACL Workstation. Specify the full path to setupWS.exe or ACL10WS.msi and enclose the path in quotation marks if the path includes any spaces. Square brackets indicate an optional parameter. Additional syntax guidelines and more detailed syntax examples are provided in subsequent sections.

Using ACL10WS.msi requires that you run the Windows command line as an administrator (right-click cmd.exe and select Run as administrator).

setupWS.exe

  • installs required software prerequisites

"setupWS_exe_path_and_filename" /s /v"/qr
ACLEXEPATH=\"ACLWin_exe_path\"
[INSTALLDIR=\"sample_data_path\"]"

ACL10WS.msi

  • required software prerequisites must already be installed

msiexec /i "msi_path_and_filename"
ACLEXEPATH="ACLWin_exe_path"
[INSTALLDIR="sample_data_path"] /qr

Syntax examples

Below are several examples of command line syntax for silently installing ACL Workstation.

Installation details

Required syntax

  • uses setupWS.exe

  • installs required software prerequisites

  • uses the operating system language

"\\nas-server-2\ACL Software\ACL Analytics 10\WS\setupWS.exe" /s /v"/qr
ACLEXEPATH=\"\\nas-server-2\ACL Software\ACL Analytics 10\""
  • uses msiexec

  • required software prerequisites must already be installed

  • English edition

msiexec /i
"\\nas-server-2\ACL Software\ACL Analytics 10\WS\ACL10WS.msi"
ACLEXEPATH="\\nas-server-2\ACL Software\ACL Analytics 10" INSTALLDIR="C:\ACL Data\Sample Data Files_v_10" /qr
  • uses msiexec

  • required software prerequisites must already be installed

  • Chinese edition

msiexec /i
"\\nas-server-2\ACL Software\ACL Analytics 10\WS\ACL10WS.msi" TRANSFORMS=2052.mst
ACLEXEPATH="\\nas-server-2\ACL Software\ACL Analytics 10" INSTALLDIR="C:\ACL Data\Sample Data Files_v_10" /qr
  • uses setupWS.exe

  • installs required software prerequisites

  • German edition

"\\nas-server-2\ACL Software\ACL Analytics 10\WS\setupWS.exe" /s /L1031 /v"/qr
ACLEXEPATH=\"\\nas-server-2\ACL Software\ACL Analytics 10\""

Command line parameters

"setupWS_exe_path_and_filename"

If you are using the setupWS.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 ACL10WS.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 setupWS.exe should run in silent mode. Use this parameter if prerequisites must be installed on the end user’s computer.
/L<language ID>

Specifies that setupWS.exe installs a localized version of ACL Workstation. If you omit this parameter, ACL Workstation uses the operating system language, or English if ACL Workstation 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 ACL10WS.msi installs a localized version of ACL Workstation. If you omit this parameter, ACL Workstation uses English.

ACLEXEPATH="ACLWin_exe_path"

Specifies the network or local path to the folder containing the ACL Network application executable file (ACLWin.exe). Do not include the file name.

INSTALLDIR="sample_data_path"

Specifies the destination folder for ACL sample data files, which is also the default ACL 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 that end users have read and write permissions to the sample data files folder you specify.



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