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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]

Install Options
    </package | /i> <Product.msi>
        Installs or configures a product
Display Options
        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)
        Help information

Logging Options
    /log <LogFile>
        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

Registry Keys

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_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Windward Studios\Auto Tag!License

Or if running 32-bit Windows or Office 64-bit:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Windward Studios\Auto Tag!License

This command will add the registry key with your Designer license key

C:\> reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Windward Studios\Auto Tag" /t REG_SZ /v License /f /d LICENSEKEYSTRING