Appendix A: Silent Installation

This topic lists the steps to create a silent installation of BizTalk Server.

Create a Silent Installation

  1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.

  2. Go to the installation location. In the command prompt, type setup.exe /``<command name> <options>, and then press ENTER. The log file shows the installation status.

Command name Option Description
/HELP, or /?, or /H Provides help and quick reference.
/QUIET Suppresses UI during setup – all dialog boxes, errors, or prompts requiring user input. All messages are entered into the setup log file. Note: The Quiet flag cannot be specified for an upgrade, because upgrade requires user confirmation of selected options.
/CABPATH <CAB file location> Indicates the location of the redistributable CAB file.
/S <Configuration XML file> Performs a silent installation of features found in the specified configuration file. Note: To install all features, specify ALL for the InstalledFeature parameter of the configuration XML file.
/PASSIVE Performs a passive installation. The setup program only displays the progress bar.
/NORESTART Suppresses restart prompts and automatic restarts at the end of the installation.
/FORCERESTART Always forces a restart after the installation is complete.
/PROMPTRESTART Prompts the user before restarting.
/X or /UNINSTALL Uninstalls BizTalk Server.
/L <Logfile> [i][w][e][a][r][u][c][m][p][v][*] Writes logging information to a log file to the specified path. Always uses verbose Windows Installer logging and it appends to an existing file.

The following flags indicate which information to log:

i - Status messages

w - Nonfatal warnings

e - All error messages

a - Startup of actions

r - Action-specific records

u - User requests

c - Initial user interface parameters

m - Out-of-memory

p - Terminal properties

v – Verbose output

* - All
/IGNOREDEPENDENCIES Bypasses the checks for downloadable prerequisites.
/INSTALLDIR <install path> <program files folder> Specifies the full path to product install location.
/COMPANYNAME <company name> Sets the company or organization name.
/USERNAME <user name> Sets the user name.
/ADDLOCAL ALL Installs all features. For more information about ADDLOCAL command, see Listing of Values for the ADDLOCAL Command.
/REMOVE ALL Removes all features.
/REPAIR ALL Repairs all features.
/CEIP Enables Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP)

For example: msiexec.exe /i "\\ABC\XYZ\RFID_x86\RfidServices.msi" INSTALLDIR=“C:\Program Files\Microsoft BizTalk RFID\” DATADIR=“C:\Program Files\Microsoft BizTalk RFID\” SQLSERVERMACHINENAME=(local) OVERWRITERFIDSTORE=1 INSTALLLEVEL=5 /lvxp RfidServicesInstall.txt /q
Installs Microsoft BizTalk Server RFID


  • BizTalk Server enables automated electronic software distribution, also known as a Silent Installation. A silent installation does the following:

    • Installs BizTalk Server on computers that have the same configuration.

    • Lets system administrators install BizTalk Server on remote computers without user intervention.

    • A user does not have to monitor the installation and provide input.

  • To create a silent installation, use the command-line options to suppress all interaction.

  • When you complete a silent installation, no messages are displayed in the command window. Use the installation log file to review the status.