Installing TestExecute in Silent Mode

Applies to TestExecute 14.72, last modified on January 12, 2021

In some cases, you may need to install TestExecute in silent mode. In this mode, the installation is performed automatically without any user interaction.

For example, you install TestExecute in silent mode if you need to automate the installation procedure or deploy TestExecute on multiple computers on your network.

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

Accept the terms of use

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

Running silent installation

  1. Deploy the TestExecute 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>\TestExecute1472_Release.exe -SilentInstall
  3. The installation program will install TestExecute without user interaction.

To run the installation using specific command-line arguments, administrator permissions are required.

Supported command-line arguments

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

<TestExecute1472_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 TestExecute.

  • To uninstall TestExecute, use the installation package of the TestExecute 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

TestExecute is installed into the specified folder.

-ExternalData=Data_Path

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

-CleanUp

TestExecute 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.

The license for the Device Cloud add-on in not included into TestExecute by default. It is included into a separate module, and you purchase it separately.

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>\TestExecute1472_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>\TestExecute1472_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 success

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 the installation result.

Download TestExecute Installation Guide

To get the complete installation instructions as a single file, you can download it here:

TestExecute Installation Guide

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