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Automate installation on Windows

You can streamline the installation of PaperCut NG/MF or a particular PaperCut NG/MF component for automating deployment. For example, when installing on many secondary print servers, or installing the User Client locally on many desktops (although the recommended installation procedure is the “zero install” strategy - see User Client).

The installer command-line options provide the ability to pre-select the installer options; there is no need to click through them when installing. The options in the table below are valid for the Windows installers having those options available for PaperCut NG/MF (the main installer), the User Client and the card wizard.

Windows installer command-line options

/SILENT or /VERYSILENTInstructs the installer to be either:
  • silent—the installation begins immediately, and only the progress window is displayed, or
  • very silent— installation begins immediately with nothing displayed. If you use this option, you also need to include /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES
If any errors are encountered, the error messages are still displayed with either option.
/SUPPRESSMSGBOXESTo run a completely silent installation, run this switch in conjunction with /VERYSILENT. This will hide any message boxes displayed during the installation process.
/DIR="x:\dirname"Overrides the default installation directory. Use this to install PaperCut NG/MF to a different directory than the default.
/TYPE=secondary_printSelects the install type/options: Server installer:
  • full - The PaperCut NG/MF server. The default option.
  • secondary_print - Install option to set up a secondary print server. Only installs the Print Provider component.
  • secondary_web_print - Only install the Web Print component.
/GROUP="folder name"Overrides the default Start menu group / folder into which PaperCut NG/MF is installed.
/NOICONSDisables the creation of a Start menu group / folder.
/LANG=languageSpecifies the language to use during installation. By default this is automatically detected based on your language settings, but can be overridden by specifying a language. The available languages are:
  • de - German
  • en - English
  • es - Spanish
  • fi - Finnish
  • fr - French
  • it - Italian
  • nl - Dutch
  • pt - Portuguese
  • pt_BR - Brazilian Portuguese
  • zh_CN - Chinese (Simplified)
  • zh_HK - Chinese (Traditional)
Note: This option only specifies the language during installation. More languages and regional options are available in PaperCut NG/MF once installed, which are configured separately.