In version 10, VDM now has the capability to be silently installed. A silent install is the installation of a software program that requires no user interaction. It is a convenient way to streamline the installation process of a desktop application. Silent installs are also helpful for installing software on several machines at once. For example, a network administrator may prefer to distribute a software program via a silent installer to ensure all users within the network have the same installation settings.
The Silent Install options for the Windows installer (msiexec)
|/quiet, /q, qn||Fully silent mode|
|/passive||Unattended mode, shows progress bar only.|
|/norestart||Do not restart the system after the installation|
|/forcerestart||Restart the system after installation is complete|
|/log, /l||Enable Logging|
Steps to silent install VDM.
1. Download the VDM.msi
2. Launch Command Prompt as administrator.
3. Modify the text in orange with your information then paste it into Command Prompt.
msiexec /i C:\Users\Cory\Downloads\VDM.msi /q OPTIONS="C:\Program Files (x86)\BridgeWorks VDM\OPTIONS" LicType="Developer" CompanyID="1821" RegistrationPassword="ENTERPASSWORD" LicKey="XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX" Email="JaneDoe@bridgeworksllc.com" FirstName="Jane" LastName="Doe" Phone="555-555-8888" Country="USA(United States of America)"
Path to the VDM.msi: C:\Users\Cory\Downloads\VDM.msi*
OPTIONS: Path to OPTIONS file to use for the install*
LicType: Provides the type of license ( "View Only" or "Developer")
CompanyID: Provides the Company ID for the installation (Needs to match the options file that is provided)
RegistrationPassword: Password for the User registration
LicKey: Provides the License Key for VDM's registration
Email: Provides email into VDM's registration
FirstName: Provides first name of registered user.
LastName: Provides last name of registered user.
Phone: Provides phone for registered user. (Optional)
Country: Provides the country for registered user.
*If installing on multiple machines verify that this location is available to all machines i.e. a network shared location
Silently install the msi package:
msiexec /i C:\Users\Cory\Downloads\VDM.msi /qn
Silently install the msi package, no reboot
msiexec /i C:\Users\Cory\Downloads\VDM.msi /qn /norestart
Silently install the msi package and write the installation log to file C:\msilog.txt
msiexec /i C:\Users\Cory\Downloads\VDM.msi /l*v C:\msilog.txt /qn
Silently uninstall the msi package:
msiexec /x C:\Users\Cory\Downloads\VDM.msi /qn