Applies to TestComplete 14.70, last modified on October 20, 2020

In some cases, you may need to install TestComplete in silent mode. In this mode, the installation is performed automatically without any user interaction. For example, you install TestComplete in silent mode if you need to automate the installation procedure or deploy TestComplete on multiple computers on your network.

You can install TestComplete in silent mode via command-line arguments.

Accept the terms of use

By installing TestComplete in silent mode, you confirm that you consent to all license terms and conditions, including:

Run silent installation

  1. Deploy the TestComplete installation package on the target computer.

  2. On the target computer, run the installation using the needed command-line arguments. For example:

    <path_to_installation_package>\TestComplete1470_Release.exe -SilentInstall
  3. The installation program will install TestComplete without user interaction.

Supported command-line arguments

You run the TestComplete installation in silent mode by launching its installation package with the following command-line arguments:

<TestComplete1470_Release.exe> <mode> <options> <modules>

Mode

Must be one of the following:

-Install

Commands the installation program to run in interactive (GUI) mode.

-SilentInstall

Commands the installation program to run in silent mode.

-SilentUninstall

Commands the installation program to uninstall the product in silent mode.

-Uninstall

Commands the installation program to uninstall the product in interactive (GUI) mode.

Notes:

  • If you specify the -Uninstall or -SilentUnInstall argument, the installation program will ignore the other command-line arguments and uninstall TestComplete.

  • To uninstall TestComplete, use the installation package of the TestComplete version that is currently installed.

Options

The following arguments are optional. If the argument value includes spaces, enclose it in double quotes. For example:

-log="C:\my install files\log.txt"

-Log=Log_Path

Saves the installation log to the specified folder.

The Log_Path value can be omitted. The log file will be saved to the folder where the installation package resides:

-log

The Log_Path value also can be either a fully-qualified name of the log file or the name of the folder to which the log file will be saved. For example:

-log=C:\source
-log=C:\source\log.txt

-InstallPath=Application_Path

TestComplete is installed into the specified folder.

-ExternalData=Data_Path

TestComplete is installed by using the specified external installation package (.exe).

-CleanUp

TestComplete and all its features are removed from the computer and the installation information is removed from the Programs and Features feature of Windows. Use it if the ordinary uninstallation has failed to remove all product files from the computer.
Modules

-IntelligentQuality, -Desktop, -Web, -Mobile, -DeviceCloud

The specified modules and add-ons will be installed and activated.

By installing the Intelligent Quality add-on in silent mode, you confirm that you consent to the third-party terms of use.

If a module or add-on is not specified as an argument parameter, it will not be installed. For example, the Desktop and Mobile modules will be installed, but the Web module and the add-ons will be skipped:

<path_to_installation_package>\TestComplete1470_Release.exe -SilentInstall -Desktop -Mobile

The Desktop module and the Intelligent Quality add-on will be installed, but the Web and Mobile modules and the Device Cloud add-on will be skipped.

<path_to_installation_package>\TestComplete1470_Release.exe -SilentInstall -Desktop -IntelligentQuality

If no modules or add-ons are specified during the installation, all the available modules and add-ons will be installed.

Check the silent installation results

In silent mode, the installation wizard shows no messages. You can use the -Log command-line argument to configure the installation to create a log file and write all the progress information to it. After the installation is over, you can examine that log file to learn what was happening during the installation and check the installation result.

See Also

Installing TestComplete
Installation Steps
System Requirements
About TestComplete Platform, Modules and Add-Ons

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