Appendix A: Silent Installation

This topic lists the steps to create a silent installation of BizTalk Server.

Create a Silent Installation

  1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.

  2. Go to the installation location. In the command prompt, type setup.exe /``<command name> <options>, and then press ENTER. The log file shows the installation status.

Command name Option Description
/HELP, or /?, or /H Provides help and quick reference.
/QUIET Suppresses UI during setup – all dialog boxes, errors, or prompts requiring user input. All messages are entered into the setup log file. Note: The Quiet flag cannot be specified for an upgrade, because upgrade requires user confirmation of selected options.
/CABPATH <CAB file location> Not applicable for BizTalk Server 2020 and newer.
Indicates the location of the redistributable CAB file.
/S <Configuration XML file> Performs a silent installation of features found in the specified configuration file. Note: To install all features, specify ALL for the InstalledFeature parameter of the configuration XML file.
/PASSIVE Performs a passive installation. The setup program only displays the progress bar.
/NORESTART Suppresses restart prompts and automatic restarts at the end of the installation.
/FORCERESTART Always forces a restart after the installation is complete.
/PROMPTRESTART Prompts the user before restarting.
/X or /UNINSTALL Uninstalls BizTalk Server.
/L <Logfile> [i][w][e][a][r][u][c][m][p][v][*] Writes logging information to a log file to the specified path. Always uses verbose Windows Installer logging and it appends to an existing file.

The following flags indicate which information to log:

i - Status messages

w - Nonfatal warnings

e - All error messages

a - Startup of actions

r - Action-specific records

u - User requests

c - Initial user interface parameters

m - Out-of-memory

p - Terminal properties

v – Verbose output

* - All
/IGNOREDEPENDENCIES Bypasses the checks for downloadable prerequisites.
/INSTALLDIR <install path> <program files folder> Specifies the full path to product install location.
/COMPANYNAME <company name> Sets the company or organization name.
/USERNAME <user name> Sets the user name.
/ADDLOCAL ALL Installs all features. See section ADDLOCAL Command for possible values.
/REMOVE ALL Removes all features.
/REPAIR ALL Repairs all features.
/CEIP Not applicable for BizTalk Server 2020 and newer.
Enables Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP)
/NOCEIP Applicable for BizTalk Server 2020 and newer.
Disables Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP)
CEIP is enabled by default. This option is ignored by Evaluation and Developer editions setup.
/InstallUpdates Applicable for BizTalk Server 2020 and newer.
Installs most recent BizTalk Server Cumulative Update.

ADDLOCAL command values

The following table lists the feature wise values for /ADDLOCAL command for BizTalk Server 2020 setup.

  • All features: /ADDLOCAL ALL
  • Portal Components: /ADDLOCAL InfoWorkerApps,WMI,BizTalk
  • Portal Components - Business Activity Monitoring: /ADDLOCAL InfoWorkerApps,BAMPortal,WMI,BizTalk
  • Developer Tools and SDK: /ADDLOCAL MsEDISchemaExtension,MsEDISDK,MsEDIMigration,SDK,WMI,BizTalk,Migration,Development,BizTalkExplorer,BizTalkExtensions,OrchestrationDesigner,Designer,PipelineDesigner,XMLTools,AdapterImportWizard,VSTools,WCFDevTools,DeploymentWizard,TrackingProfileEditor
  • Server Runtime: /ADDLOCAL WMI,BizTalk,WCFSQLAdapter,Engine,MOT,MSMQ,Runtime
  • Server Runtime - BizTalk EDI/AS2 Runtime: /ADDLOCAL MsEDIAS2,MsEDIAS2StatusReporting,WMI,BizTalk,WCFSQLAdapter,Engine,MOT,MSMQ,Runtime
  • Server Runtime - Windows Communication Foundation Adapter: /ADDLOCAL WCFLOBAdapters,WMI,BizTalk,WCFSQLAdapter,Engine,MOT,MSMQ,Runtime,WCFSAPAdapter,WCFOracleDBAdapter,WCFOracleEBSAdapter,WCFSiebelAdapter,WCFAdapter
  • Administration Tools and Monitoring: /ADDLOCAL PAM,WMI,BizTalk,AdminAndMonitoring,MonitoringAndTracking,AdminTools,BizTalkAdminSnapIn,HealthActivityClient,BAMTools
  • Administration Tools and Monitoring - Windows Communication Foundation Administration Tools: /ADDLOCAL PAM,WMI,BizTalk,WcfAdapterAdminTools,AdminAndMonitoring,MonitoringAndTracking,AdminTools,BizTalkAdminSnapIn,HealthActivityClient,BAMTools
  • Additional Software - Enterprise Single Sign-On Administration: /ADDLOCAL WMI,BizTalk,SSOAdmin,AdditionalApps
  • Additional Software - Enterprise Single Sign-On Master Secret Server: /ADDLOCAL WMI,BizTalk,AdditionalApps,SSOServer
  • Additional Software - Business Rules Components: /ADDLOCAL WMI,BizTalk,AdditionalApps,RulesEngine
  • Additional Software - MQSeries Agent: /ADDLOCAL WMI,BizTalk,AdditionalApps,MQSeriesAgent
  • Additional Software - BAM Alert Provider: /ADDLOCAL WMI,BizTalk,AdditionalApps,OLAPNS
  • Additional Software - BAM Client: /ADDLOCAL WMI,BizTalk,AdditionalApps,FBAMCLIENT
  • Additional Software - BAM-Eventing: /ADDLOCAL WMI,BizTalk,AdditionalApps,BAMEVENTAPI
  • Additional Software - Project Build Component: /ADDLOCAL WMI,BizTalk,AdditionalApps,ProjectBuildComponent
  • Additional Software - BizTalk TMS: /ADDLOCAL WMI,BizTalk,AdditionalApps,BizTalkTMS


  • BizTalk Server enables automated electronic software distribution, also known as a Silent Installation. A silent installation does the following:

    • Installs BizTalk Server on computers that have the same configuration.

    • Lets system administrators install BizTalk Server on remote computers without user intervention.

    • A user does not have to monitor the installation and provide input.

  • To create a silent installation, use the command-line options to suppress all interaction.

  • When you complete a silent installation, no messages are displayed in the command window. Use the installation log file to review the status.