Installing Historian using the Command Line

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You can install Historian using the command line. The command-line install functionality allows you to generate an output template/answer file. This file contains all the necessary properties for an installation. The generated file can then be consumed as an input file for further installations requiring the same properties. (The input file consumed should never be generated from scratch.) Input template/answer files can be used in conjunction with silent or passive install flags.

For example, if you want to produce a template/answer file for a Historian Server installation with specific options, you can do the following:
  • Invoke the installer, specifying that an output template be generated.
  • Go through the installer UI, selecting all your desired options, up until the last screen before installation (the screen that reads ?You are ready to install ?.). At this point, the template/answer file is generated, whether you proceed with the software install or not.
  • Use the generated file as an input template/answer file for another Historian Server installation where you want to use the same specified options.

To run the installer from the command line:


  1. Open the command-line tool and locate install.exe in the Historian folder on your install disk.
  2. Run install.exe using flags and arguments, as described in Install Command-Line Syntax.
    install.exe <argument>=<value> [-q] [-quiet] [-s] [-silent] [-passive]