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Perform a silent installation

When monitoring and manual input are not required during the installation process, you can perform a silent installation.

Note: You should not perform a silent installation if you are using a standalone copy of Working Papers.

To perform a silent installation:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, click Windows System | Command Prompt.
  2. In Command Prompt, enter cd followed by the path of your installation file to change the directory.

    Example: cd\Users\john.smith\Downloads\

  3. Enter the command appropriate to your installation type:

    Standard: WPYearCountry_AuthorizationCode_.exe /S /V"/qb"

    Citrix/Terminal Server: WPYearCountry_AuthorizationCode_.exe /S /V"qb SKIPREGISTER=1"


    • WPYearCountry represents the Working Papers version and country.

      Example: WP2017USA_123456789012345_.exe

    • SKIPREGISTER=1 prevents Citrix or the terminal server from consuming a license intended for one of your users.

Working Papers is installed silently to the workstation or Citrix/terminal server.

Switches and properties

To perform a silent installation, you must enter a combination of switches in the Windows Command Prompt.

Primary switches

Switch Description
/S Use to make the .exe bootstrap silent.

Use to make anything following this switch be passed to the MSI Execution Engine.

Secondary switches

You must precede secondary switches with the primary switch /V. Do not include a space between /V and the following switch. When specifying additional switches, enclose them in quotation marks.

Example: Setup.exe /S /V"/qb"

Switch Description

Use to invoke a quiet install with a basic interface. This will basically just display a progress bar during the installation.

/quiet or /qn Use in place of /qb to perform a quiet install with no interface. You should not see any indication that the install is occurring other than the appearance of desktop shortcuts. The only way to know that the installation has completed is to monitor the Task Manager for the MSIEXEC engine to finish.
/forcerestart Use to force the computer to reboot whenever necessary without displaying a prompt or warning.
/norestart Use to stop the computer from rebooting whenever necessary without displaying a prompt or warning.
/uninstall or /x Use to invoke a silent uninstall.


You can optionally set certain properties from the command-line after the switch.

Property Description
INSTALLDIR=\"Fully Qualified Path\"

Use to specify an install directory that is different from the default (C:\Program Files (x86)\Caseware\). "Fully Qualified Path" is the install directory path.

Example: Setup.exe /S /V"/qb INSTALLDIR=\"C:\Program Files\Caseware Applications\""


Use to skip registration when performing a silent install.

Example: WP2017USA_AUTHCODE_.exe /S /V"/qn SKIPREGISTER=1"

registerproxyuser:test and registerproxypassword:test

Use to update proxy server settings to connect with Caseware servers. :test is the administrator's user name and password.

Example: Setup.exe /S /V"/qb registerproxyuser:test registerproxypassword:test"


Use with the silent uninstall switch (/uninstall) to skip automatic license revocation and commuter check in.

Example: WP2017USA_AUTHCODE_.exe /V"/uninstall /quiet NOCHECKIN=1 NOREVOKE=1"