The command line for installation is: PDFXTools8.exe/Option [Optional Parameter] [PROPERTY=PropertyValue]
The most useful EXE installation switches for PDF-Tools are detailed below. Please note that parameters are case sensitive. All available options are detailed here.
This switch installs or configures the product specified. It is the default setting.
This switch uninstalls the product specified.
This switch creates a complete local copy of the bundle in the directory.
(Please note that the default settings display the UI and all prompts during installation).
This switch determines that neither a UI nor prompts are displayed during installation.
This switch determines that a minimal UI and no prompts are displayed during installation.
This switch suppresses any attempts to restart the computer on which the installation is taking place. The default setting is for the UI to prompt before restarts take place.
This switch logs to a specific file. The default setting is for a log file to be created in %TEMP%. This is also the case if the path is not specified.
This switch repairs existing installations of the product.
This property specifies the username for which applications are registered.
This property specifies the organization name for which applications are registered.
This property specifies the user email.
If this property is not specified, or is specified with a value of "1", then PDF-XChange Editor will be set as the default application for viewing PDF files.
If this property is not specified, or is specified with a value of "1", PDF-XChange Editor will be configured to open PDF files within browsers.
If this property is not specified, or is specified with a value of "1", then the installer will place shortcuts for installed applications on the desktop.
If this property is not specified, or is specified with a value of "1", then the installer will create a program menu group for installed applications and their components.
This property specifies a registration key.
This property specifies the UNC location of the license vault file <filename>.xcvault
KEYFILE=<path to xcvault file>
This property specifies a language for PDF-Tools, PDF-XChange Editor and the PDF-XChange Lite printer. This property uses the "language culture name" to define languages. For example German is "de-DE". The <id> for target languages is available here. The parameters "Auto", "Builtin" and "None" can also be used instead of a language culture name. Auto uses the system locale language, Builtin uses US English and None retains the existing language in cases where the software is being upgraded, or operates in the same manner as Auto if the software is being installed for the first time.
If this property is not specified, or is specified with a value of "0", then the updater will be installed. If specified with a value of "1" then the updater will not be installed. (Available from build 310).
•Install the application in quiet mode to the default install folder "C:\Program Files\Tracker Software":
•Install the application in quiet mode to the default folder and specify the user license information and key as a vault file:
PDFXTools8.exe /quiet USERNAME="John Doe" USERMAIL="JohnDoe@emailaddress.com" KEYFILE="C:\license\V8Pro.xcvault"
•Install the application in quiet mode to the default folder and specify the user license information and key as a string:
PDFXTools8.exe /quiet USERNAME="John Doe" USERMAIL="JohnDoe@emailaddress.com" KEYDATA="PVP60 - ZJ2J77DN5kdBuQRhj ... dmGZ7VXrd6TkEJoJCz+1i2UTPSA5AvAU14Q="