How to install Qlik Sense Desktop in silent modeArticle Number: 000034161 | Last Modified: 2020/04/09
A silent installation can be started by an administrator using the command:
With Qlik Sense April 2020, an argument was added to the silent install of Qlik Sense Enterprise for Windows and Qlik Sense Desktop. All silent install commands must include the 'argument accepteula(1|0)'. The EULA can be found here.
To get the list of available settings, this command can be used:
A window will pop-up showing arguments and examples:
-silent (or -s) : Command line-driven setup without UI. For feedback, see the log and the return values.
-uninstall : Uninstall the product (requires -silent).
-repair : Repair the product (requires -silent).
-log (or -l) [log file name with path] : Log file directory. Note: The user must have access to the directory.
-layout [“destination directory”] : Extracts files (including .msi files) to the destination directory. This argument should not be combined with other command line arguments.
Arguments are separated by space and presented in the form [Argument]="[Value]". The double quotes can normally be omitted but may be needed e g when a path contains spaces.
desktopshortcuts=1|0 (install|modify|upgrade) Installs desktop shortcuts.
argument accepteula=1|0 Accepts the EULA. The EULA can be found here. Mandatory from June 2020 and up, optional in April 2020.
installdir=[path to custom installation directory, must be supplied with the 'storagepath' parameter]
storagepath=[path to custom directory used for apps, logs, extensions. Must be supplied with the 'installdir' parameter]
Qlik_Sense_Desktop_setup.exe -s argument accepteula=1 Installs or upgrades the current setup
Qlik_Sense_Desktop_setup.exe -s -l "c:\mylogpath" argument accepteula=1 desktopshortcut=0 Installs Sense Desktop without desktop shortcuts. The installation logs are created in a custom folder.
The default values are the same as those used in the setup user interface.
If packaged and distributed to users, make users that the user has admin privileges, or it won't be able to execute the installed software (which requires opening ports on the system).
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