Mailbag: How to install Microsoft Report Viewer 2005 in silent mode


I have seen some of your other posts regarding how to install various parts of Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0 in silent mode.  I would also like to install the Microsoft Report Viewer 2005 redistributable package in silent mode.  How can I accomplish that?


The Microsoft Report Viewer 2005 redistributable package uses the same external setup UI handler that the .NET Framework 2.0 does.  That means that all of the .NET Framework 2.0 setup command line parameters apply to the Report Viewer setup package as well.

To install the Report Viewer package in silent mode, you can use a command line like the following (and you can update it with other parameters based on the list in my previous blog post as needed for your scenarios):

ReportViewer.exe /q:a /c:"install.exe /q"