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How do I automate installation of the RQM Excel/Word Import Tool with command-line switches?


Stan Newcomb (61) | asked Jun 09 '15, 2:26 p.m.
How do I automate installation of the RQM Excel/Word Import Tool?

We would like to use command-line switches to eliminate the need for user input using command-line switches, however, there does not seem to be a capability to do this.

I have created an RFE (for anyone that wants to vote for it):

Thanks in advance, Stan

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Donald Nong (14.4k313) | answered Jun 09 '15, 10:11 p.m.
The tool is packaged in Microsoft Installer, so you can use the MSI switches with the .msi files. For example
RQMExcelImporterX64setup.msi /quiet /log install.log
Since the files are not digitally signed, you are most likely faced with a security warning prompt when launching the command, which basically breaks this "silent mode". To address this, you will need to make some changes to the machine(s). This involves security concerns so I leave it up to you to decide whether to go ahead with such changes. You can search "MSI bypass security warning" to find out the instructions, and the following blog is one example.
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/askie/archive/2009/06/19/how-to-bypass-the-security-warning-unknown-publisher-with-the-checkbox-always-ask-before-opening-this-file.aspx


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Don Yang (7.2k2194127) | answered Jun 09 '15, 10:35 p.m.
Hi, Stan

According to https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Main/FrequentlyAskedQuestions
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    Is an unattended install possible? For an unattended installation the following command line can be used, this will not install the KB908002 update which is required, and should only be used once the update has been applied.:

msiexec /quiet TARGETDIR="<new location>" /i RQMExcelImporter.msi
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KB908002 will be available when you unzip the downloaded RQMExcel/WordImporter install image.

As per
https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Main/RQMExcelWordImporter#Install_Guide,
you will need local admin permission on Windows to install this add-in.

The below article provides the switches you can use for Msiexec command line options:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc759262%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

I tried the below command line before and it worked for me(v4.0.x):
msiexec /i RQMExcelImporterSetup.msi /qn /norestart /Lime excel_logfile.txt ALLUSERS=1

(ALLUSERS=1 is corresponding to everyone option in GUI install mode)

I hope these info helps you to do the silent install.

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