IExpress Wizard command-line options


Update: The retired, out-of-support Internet Explorer 11 desktop application has been permanently disabled through a Microsoft Edge update on certain versions of Windows 10. For more information, see Internet Explorer 11 desktop app retirement FAQ.

Applies to:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

Use command-line options with the IExpress Wizard (IExpress.exe) to control your Internet Explorer custom browser package extraction process.

These command-line options work with IExpress:
Ie11setup <IExpress options> /c:"ie11wzd <Internet Explorer options>"

Parameter Action
/q Specifies quiet mode, hiding all of the prompts, while files are being extracted. This option won’t suppress prompts during Setup.
/q:u Specifies user-quiet mode, letting some of the progress and error messages appear to the employee.
/q:a Specifies administrator-quiet mode, hiding all of the progress and error messages from the employee.
/t:<path> Specifies where to store your extracted files.
/c: Extracts all of the files without installing them. If t:/<path> isn’t used, you’ll be prompted for a storage folder.
/c:<path> Specifies the UNC path and name of the Setup .inf or .exe file.
/r:n Never restarts the computer after installation.
/r:a Always restarts the computer after installation.
/r:s Restarts the computer after installation without prompting the employee.