Advanced Installation

 

Quiet Install

A quiet (or silent) install means Macro Express Pro will be installed without the user having to answer any questions during the installation process. This is helpful for installing Macro Express Pro from within another setup program or installing from a server on a network.

 

The /quiet command line parameter tells the Macro Express Pro installer to do a quiet Install. This option must include the slash and must be in all lowercase. The Macro Express Pro Setup program must be run with elevated privileges (as administrator) when the /quiet parameter is used.

 

Macro Express Pro will not be automatically launched when the /quiet option is used during installation.

 

 

Installation options

These command line options allow you to adjust how Macro Express Pro is installed. You can choose things such as where to install the program, whether Macro Express Pro should be put in the Startup folder so it is automatically launched when Windows starts, or whether the Quick Start Guide should be displayed after Macro Express Pro is installed.

Each option consists of a property name and value separated by an = sign. Property names must be in UPPERCASE, no spaces are allowed on either side of the = sign, and property values that are literal strings must be enclosed in quotation marks.

 

INSTALLPATH=c:\myprograms\Macro Express Pro

Used to override the default installation folder.

 

STARTUP=N

Tells the Macro Express Pro installer to not create a shortcut in the Windows Startup folder that launches Macro Express Pro when Windows starts up.

 

QUICKSTART=N 

Do not display the Quick Start Guide when the program is launched for the first time.

 

LICENSENAME="Your License Name"
LICENSECODE="AB3E6-45F98-1200Z-34CC2-DF65R"
Use these properties to enter the Macro Express Pro license information. If the license is not entered here it may be entered when Macro Express Pro runs.
 

Note: This license information is for demonstration purposes only. Use the License Information received upon purchase of Macro Express Pro. Both the License Name and License Code are required.

 

CONFIGFILEPATH="c:\InstallFiles\Macro Express Pro.wcfg"
This allows setting the default preferences at install time.

To do this, install Macro Express Pro on a computer and set the preferences to desired settings. Follow by clicking Tools > Export Program Configuration to create a file such as Macro Express Pro.wcfg containing the preferences.

 

NOEDITOR=Y

Installs the Macro Express Pro player but does not install the editors used to create or modify macros.

 

RUNQUIET=Y
This property installs Macro Express Pro and sets the most common preferences for a group of networked computers. These options apply to the user installing the program and any new users:

 

The Splash Screen is disabled

The Editor is not loaded when the program starts

The Quick Start Guide is not displayed the first time the program runs

Backups are disabled

The First Time setup wizard is disabled

Macro Halted messages are suppressed

The samples.mex macro is not copied to the default macro files folder

The display of periodic messages during 30-day trial is disabled

Check for updates is set to Manually

 

 

Examples
The Macro Express Pro Setup program must be run with elevated privileges (as administrator) when the /quiet parameter is used.

 


Example 1

Installs Macro Express Pro in the c:\Programs Files (x86)\Macro Express Pro 6 folder with default preferences. After the installation is complete, the program will be licensed to John Smith.

MacroExpressPro6Setup.exe /quiet LICENSENAME=" John Smith" LICENSECODE="AB3E6-45F98-1200Z-34CC2-DF65R"

 


 

Example 2

Installs Macro Express Pro in the d:\Programs\Macro Express Pro 6 folder. Macro Express Pro will not be launched when Windows is started. The Quick Start Guide will not be displayed when Macro Express Pro is first launched. After the installation is complete, the program will be licensed to John Smith.

MacroExpressPro6Setup.exe /quiet INSTALLPATH="d:\Programs\Macro Express Pro 6" LICENSENAME=" John Smith" LICENSECODE="AB3E6-45F98-1200Z-34CC2-DF65R" STARTUP=N QUICKSTART=N

 


 

Example 3

Installs Macro Express Pro in the c:\Programs Files (x86)\Macro Express Pro 6 folder with the most common preferences for a group of networked computers. After the installation is complete, the program will be licensed to John Smith.

MacroExpressPro6Setup.exe /quiet RUNQUIET=Y LICENSENAME=" John Smith" LICENSECODE="AB3E6-45F98-1200Z-34CC2-DF65R"

 


 

Example 4

Installs Macro Express Pro in the c:\Program Files (x86)\Macro Express Pro 6 folder and sets the preferences to those contained in the MacroExpressPro.wcfg file. After the installation is complete, the program will be licensed to John Smith.

MacroExpressPro6Setup.exe /quiet LICENSENAME=" John Smith" LICENSECODE="AB3E6-45F98-1200Z-34CC2-DF65R" CONFIGFILEPATH="E:\MacroExpressProInstall\MacroExpressPro.wcfg" 

 


 

Note: This license information is for demonstration purposes only. Use the License Information received upon purchase of Macro Express Pro. Both the License Name and License Code are required.