How Do I Perform a Silent Installation of Report Designer Office Edition?
This article provides instructions for performing a silent installations of Report Designer Office Edition (Report Designer). During a silent (or unattended) installation, the user is never prompted to enter information.
Windows .MSI Installer Command Line Arguments
You can perform a silent installation of Report Designer using the Windows .msi installer specific to the bitness (# of bits) of your version of Office.
Click here to download the latest Report Designer Windows .msi installer.
Windows Installer provides the following command line arguments to be silent:
msiexec /Option [Optional Parameter]
</package | /i> <Product.msi>
Installs or configures a product
Quiet mode, no user interaction
Unattended mode - progress bar only
Sets user interface level
n - No UI
b - Basic UI
r - Reduced UI
f - Full UI (default)
Equivalent of /l* <LogFile>
Consult the Windows ® Installer SDK for additional documentation on the command line syntax.
This command will run a silent installation of Report Designer and provide a log:
C:\> msiexec.exe /i WindwardDesktopSetup64.msi /qn /l* log.txt
We currently don't have a way to pass in the license key during the silent installation; however, you can add this yourself by updating the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Windward Studios\Auto Tag!License
Or if running 32-bit Windows or Office 64-bit:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Windward Studios\Auto Tag!License