Installing in Silent Mode

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

In silent mode, the installation is performed automatically without any user interaction. For example, you use the silent mode to automate the installation procedure or deploy the package on multiple computers in your network.

Note: The installation package for the test runner tool that allows running tests in parallel is called TestExecuteLite.

Accept the terms of use

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

Run silent installation

  1. Deploy the installation package on the target computer.

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

    <path_to_installation_package>\TestExecuteLite1472_Release.exe -SilentInstall
  3. The installation program will install the product without user interaction.

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

Supported command-line arguments

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

<TestExecuteLite.exe> <mode> <options>

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.

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

Options

You can use the following arguments. If the argument value includes spaces, enclose it in double quotes.

-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 the 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

The product is installed into the specified folder.

-ExternalData=Data_Path

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

-CleanUp

The product 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.

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.

See Also

Installation Steps
Running Web Tests in Parallel - System Requirements

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