How Do I Perform a Silent Installation of Report Designer Office Edition?


This article provides instructions for performing a silent installations of Report Designer Office Edition (Report Designer). During a silent (or unattended) installation, the user is never prompted to enter information.

Windows .MSI Installer Command Line Arguments#

You can perform a silent installation of Report Designer using the Windows .msi installer specific to the bitness (# of bits) of your version of Office.

Click here to download the latest Report Designer Windows .msi installer.

Windows Installer provides the following command line arguments to be silent:

msiexec /Option [Optional Parameter]
Install Options
</package | /i> <Product.msi>
Installs or configures a product
Display Options
Quiet mode, no user interaction
Unattended mode - progress bar only
Sets user interface level
n - No UI
b - Basic UI
r - Reduced UI
f - Full UI (default)
Help information
Logging Options
/log <LogFile>
Equivalent of /l* <LogFile>

Consult the Windows ® Installer SDK for additional documentation on the command line syntax.

This command will run a silent installation of Report Designer and provide a log:

C:\> msiexec.exe /i WindwardDesktopSetup64.msi /qn /l* log.txt

Registry Keys#

We currently don't have a way to pass in the license key during the silent installation; however, you can add this yourself by updating the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Windward Studios\Auto Tag!License

Or if running 32-bit Windows or Office 64-bit:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Windward Studios\Auto Tag!License