PDF-XChange Viewer über Softwareverteilung installieren

Wer vor hat, den PDF-XChangeViewer (silent) zu verteilen (z.B. über Kaseya), dem bieten sich eine Reihe von Optionen, über die man die Installation beeinflussen kann.

install executable and path (required)Example: C:PDFX4.exe

This is the full path to the installation executable, note it is the standard install executable – both silent and non silent installations are available from the single executable.

Designates that the installation once started should be silent and require no user interaction.

Designates that the install should only request essential information from the user once started.

Once the install is complete – no reboot will occur – but beware – PDF-XChange does require a reboot before updates will take effect – not recommended.

/DIR {folder}
The full path to install all required files to. It will be created if not already available.

Example: PDFX.exe /DIR=”C:Program FilesTracker SoftwarePDF-XChange Pro”

/Group {group name}
The Windows ‘Start Menu’ folder in which to locate the Menu options provided when installing PDF-XChange – this will always be a ‘Child’ menu option of the default ‘Programs Files’ menu and this cannot be changed.

Example: PDFX.exe /GROUP=”Tracker SoftwarePDF-XChange4 Pro”

/COMPONENTS {component(s)}
If this switch is specified only those components actually listed will be installed, otherwise all components are installed. The available components are:

– pdfSaver (Always Required)
– PDFXChangedriver (Always Required)
– PDFTools4
– Office2PDF
– Help
– Languagess (please note ‘ss’ is required)
– OfficesAddin
– pdfviewer: installs the PDF-XChange Viewer.
– LiveUpdate: installs the LiveUpdate feature. (Recommended)
– PDFVHelp: Installs the Help file. (Recommended)
– PDFVLanguagess (please note ‘ss’ is required): additional languages of the localization PDF Viewer.
– IEAddin: plug-in for Internet Explorer to view PDF files in a browser.
– FFAddin: plug-in for FireFox/Opera/Safari to view PDF files in a browser.
– ShellExtensions: Shell Extensions.

Example: PDFX.exe /COMPONENTS=”pdfSaver,PDFXChangedriver,PDFTools4,OfficesAddin, Help,Languagess”
All components except OFFice2PDF will be installed.

/AutoUnload     {nn}
If this option is specified, after the specified timeout (nn, in minutes) the PDFSaver4 module of the PDF-XChange driver will unload.
Useful when installed on a Windows Terminal Server or Citrix Metaframe server with multiple Users to minimise memory in use when PDF creation is not being used by a user – will automatically reload when required.

Example: PDFX.exe “/Autounload:03”
(Strictly speaking Autounload is not a component – but a default setting parameter mainly used in Citrix Metaframe or Terminal Services installations to minimise memory use on a server where PDFSaver4.exe could be loaded multiple times.)

/Key {product key} Allows the license key to be registered during silent installation – for live use. Without this information PDF-XChange will function in demo mode only


/UserName        {user’s name} Allows the registered username to be registered during silent installation

Example: PDFX.exe /UserName:”My Name”

/Organization   {organization}
Allows the Company details to be registered during silent installation

Example: PDFX.exe /Organization:”Tracker software”

/UserEmail        {user’s email}
Allows the users email address details to be registered during silent installation

Example: PDFX.exe /UserEmail:”my@email.com”

Sets PDF-XChange to be the system default Printer – the default option without this entry is that PDF-XChange will not be the default printer.

/PNAME {printer’s name}
Sets the printer’s name

/Lang {language}
Sets a language as the default language for the User Interface for all the installed programs and Print drivers (PDF-XChange, PDF-Tools, OFFice2PDF and the MS Office Addin’s etc).

/LANG=language en (English) nl (Dutch) uk (Ukrainian) fr (French) gr (German) it (Italian) sp (Spanish) ko (Korean) ch (Chinese) jp (Japanese) fi (Finnish).
This may not be the complete list – please see the installation folder ‘C:Program FilesTracker SoftwarePDF-XChange 4 ProLanguages’ for the up to date list of supported language files.
Example (for German): PDFX4.exe [other parameters] /LANG=gr [Additional parameters]

/InstallProfile   {path to profile}
When specified the users PDF-XChange Installation will automatically be configured and loaded with the default printer preferences as designated in the specified Profile – which must exist both before and after the installation in the designated path on the users drive.
Important : When profiles are created using the silent install they are available globally for all users on the installed hardware – either a single PC or a Citrix Metaframe/Windows Terminal Server. Therefore from build 3.3063 we have disabled the ability for a single user to edit or delete profiles created using the silent installation as they are used by all. (If you wish to be able to edit profiles you must import them after installation and they will be visible only by the user logged in and performing the import)

Example: PDFX.exe /InstallProfile:”C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersTemplatesMyProfile1.ppr”

Installation with a more than one profile using the silent installation options.
From build 3.3063 we have made it possible to install and import more than one profile – using a text file containing the list of profile files and the full paths where they are located. Create a text file using any standard text editor – i.e. Notepad. Create a file containing the list of profiles you have created and their location on the drive at the time you intend to run the installation, for example:


Save this list to a an ASCII text file – ensuring the extension given to the file is .lst The last profile in the list will be installed as the default profile on opening PDF-XChange!
You can now use the following command line switch as part of your silent installation options
Example: PDFX.exe /InstallProfile:”C:TmpMyProfilesList.lst”

/PDFV {optional YES}
If specified, PDF-Viewer will be downloaded and installed. If /PDFV=YES is specified, PDF-Viewer will be set as a default viewer for PDF files after installation.

Example: PDFX4.exe /PDFV=YES  – PDF-Viewer will be downloaded and installed and will be set as a default viewer for PDF files.

If specified, PDF files will be viewed in a browser. It is available only when the following switches are specified:


Specifies the policy for launching external files. For possible values, see description of ALLOWEMBEDDLAUNCH./ALLOWEMBEDDLAUNCH=  Specfies the policy for opending embedding files. value can have one of the following values:

No – launch action for all types of embedded files is denied.
Yes – launch action for all types of embedded files will be executed without
user notification (not recommended).
Ask – when a non-PDF file is to be launched, user will be asked.
YesForPDF – only PDF files will be opened, all the other file types will not.

Instructs Setup to initially check the Don’t create a Start Menu folder check box on the Select Start Menu Folder wizard page. In silent mode it means that no program group will be created (parameter /Group will be ignored, if specified).

If specified, no desktop icon will be created after the installation.

During the installation the file prninstaller.log – log-file of the installation of the driver part of the product – will be created in the PDF-XChange folder.

Causes Setup to create a log file in the user’s TEMP directory detailing file installation and [Run] actions taken during the installation process. This can be a helpful debugging aid. For example, if you suspect a file isn’t being replaced when you believe it should be (or vice versa), the log file will tell you if the file was really skipped, and why.
The log file is created with a unique name based on the current date. (It will not overwrite or append to existing files.)
The information contained in the log file is technical in nature and therefore not intended to be understandable by end users. Nor is it designed to be machine-parseable; the format of the file is subject to change without notice.

/LOG={file name}
Same as /LOG, except it allows you to specify a fixed path/filename to use for the log file. If a file with the specified name already exists it will be overwritten. If the file cannot be created, Setup will abort with an error message.

Command-line Examples

1.  Install the application in silent mode (no user input) to folder “C:Program FilesTracker SoftwarePDF-XChange Pro” without re-boot system: PDFX.exe /NORESTART /VERYSILENT

2.  Install the application in silent mode (no user input) to folder “C:Program FilesTracker SoftwarePDF-XChange Pro”:PDFX.exe /VERYSILENT /DIR=”C:Program FilesTracker SoftwarePDF-XChange Pro”

3.  Install the application in silent mode (no user input) with registration information: PDFX.exe /VERYSILENT /Key:”XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX” /UserName:”My Name” /Organization:”Tracker software” /UserEmail:”my@email.com”

4.  Install the application with the profile and without any icons in Start Menu and desktop: PDFX.exe /NOICONS /NODESKICON /InstallProfile:”C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersTemplatesMyProfile1.ppr”

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