PDF24 Creator .msi Setup Parameter/Arguments

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  • #650

    pdf24
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    PDF24 provides a MSI setup version of the PDF24 Creator. The download link of the latest version of the .msi setup is: https://www.pdf24.org/products/pdf-creator/download/pdf24-creator.msi

    MSI command line arguments

    AUTOUPDATE=Yes|No
    Enables or disables the autoupdate feature of PDF24. Set the public property [AUTOUPDATE=No] for disabling the autoupdate feature. The feature is enabled by default.

    DESKTOPICONS=Yes|No
    Creates or disables the Windows Desktop icons for PDF24-PDF and PDF24-Fax. Set the public property [DESKTOPICONS=No] for disabling the Windows Desktop icons. The Windows Desktop icons will be created by default.

    FAXPRINTER=Yes|No
    Enables or disables the Fax printer feature of PDF24. Set the public property [FAXPRINTER=No] for disabling the Fax printer feature. The feature is enabled by default.

    REGISTERREADER=Yes|No
    Enables or disables PDF24 Reader registration. The feature is enabled by default.

    Usage of the MSI properties
    pdf24-creator.msi AUTOUPDATE=[Yes|No] DESKTOPICONS=[Yes|No] FAXPRINTER=[Yes|No] /[QR|QB|QN]

    MSI Launch Conditions
    Minimum OS version: Windows Vista

    Example
    pdf24-creator.msi AUTOUPDATE=No DESKTOPICONS=No FAXPRINTER=No /QB

    #1409

    supergian
    Participant

    Can you explain these: /Q[QR|QB|QN]
    Thanks.

    #1410

    pdf24
    Member

    The amount of user interface that installer displays can be controlled with /q options, in particular:

    /qn - No interface
    /qb - Basic interface - just a small progress dialog
    /qb! - Like /qb, but hide the Cancel button
    /qr - Reduced interface - display all dialogs that don't require user interaction (skip all modal dialogs)
    /qn+ - Like /qn, but display "Completed" dialog at the end
    /qb+ - Like /qb, but display "Completed" dialog at the end

    #5765

    gubbelpiepmatz
    Participant

    Hallo,
    hmm, these parameters doesn't work for me. Is there a tutorial with all parameters can be assigned in the inf file for silent installation?
    Many thx in advance.

    P.S. On Windows 10 x64 with PDF24 version 8.7.2.

    #5766

    gubbelpiepmatz
    Participant

    Ok, please forget it, it was my fault inside Syntax of Powershell (Shame on me).
    Sorry for this.

    #5813

    ustsovov
    Participant

    Hello. Ask pelease, what can I do for PDF24 don't set as default PDF reader after installation?

    #5814

    gubbelpiepmatz
    Participant

    Hi ustsovov,
    after installation the PDF24Creator is not set as default PDF reader in my tests.
    Only the default printer is set to pdf24creator printer.
    I have no solution for this, only a workaround.
    We are installing it by SCCM with Powershell and after the installation process we set the default printer back to the default one before the installation of pdf24creator was processed.

    This powershell code works for us (tested at Win 7 Enterprise x64 and Win 10 Enterprise x64):

    # Getting actual default printer
    [String] $DefPrntName=(Get-WmiObject -Query "SELECT * FROM Win32_Printer WHERE Default=$true").ShareName
    ## ...other commands, like installation of PDF24Creator etc. ...
    # Setting the default printer back to the one before the installation started.
        $AvailablePrinters=Get-WmiObject -ClassName Win32_Printer
        ($AvailablePrinters | Where-Object -FilterScript {$_.Name -like "$DefPrntName"}).SetDefaultPrinter()

    @PDF24Creator team, exists a parameter for silent install that after installation is done the pdf24 printer is NOT set as default printer?

    Many thx in advance.

    #5816

    Stefan
    Keymaster

    The PDF24 installer does not change the default printer in Windows. We just install a new printer in your system, we we do not set it to default. The reason must be another.

    #5817

    ustsovov
    Participant

    I haven't problem with default printer after installaton, PDF24 just add new printer, not set default.

    I have a problem with default PDF-reader in system after installation.
    I install *.msi version trough GPO to domain computers, and after installation I have new value register key:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.PDF\Default="PDF24.Reader"
    Can I install PDF24 8.7.2 and not set this value register key?
    Or maybe, can I just install PDF24 8.7.2 without PDF-reader component?

    #5818

    Stefan
    Keymaster

    Yes you can prevent that. Just use REGISTERREADER=No as state in the initial post.

    #5910

    sams
    Participant

    @Stephen - do you have more documentation about what can be configured? For example, I'd like to not show the tray icon, etc - basically, I'd like to install it so that it just adds a PDF printer, and that's it.

    Thanks

    #6027

    jannis
    Participant

    Hi, is there a way to disable the online features during installation?

    Regards,
    Jannis

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