Quite often our customers will want to use “start” in a batch file to start the PaperCut User Client or perhaps perform an Automated & Silent PaperCut Secondary Server installation.
If the path to your file includes a space you will need to enclose it in quotes such as:
start “C:\Path To Installer\pcng-setup-12.1.16778.exe”
However, if you wish to pass parameters to the setup file, you may try this first time:
start “C:\Path To Installer\pcng-setup-12.1.16778.exe” /type=secondary_print /silent
Which returns the error
"Invalid switch - "/type=secondary_print".
This can be resolved by adding an additional parameter specifically for start, namely a “title”.
start “PaperCut” “C:\Path To Installer\pcng-setup-12.1.16778.exe” /type=secondary_print /silent
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