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Installing Base Driver and Intel® PROSet Via Command Line


Last Reviewed: 14-Feb-2017
Article ID: 000005778

Base Driver installation
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Windows Device Manager* and Intel® Advanced Network Services (Intel® ANS) installation

Note Support for the Intel® PROSet command line utilities (prosetcl.exe and  crashdmp.exe) has been removed. Intel® PROSet for Windows PowerShell* software has replaced this functionality. Transition all of your scripts and processes to use the Intel® PROSet for Windows PowerShell* software. Microsoft* Windows* 8.1 and Windows Server* 2012 R2 are the last operating systems to support the Intel PROSet command line utilities.
See Intel PROSet for Windows Powershell Software for more information.
 

Overview
The command line applications are in the software download packages.

SetupBD.exe, the base driver install utility, allows unattended install of base drivers from a Windows* command line.

You can use DxSetup.exe to install all driver and software components from a Windows* command line, including:

  • Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Windows Device Manager*
  • Intel® Advanced Network Services (Intel® ANS)

Download the user guide for detailed information on installing the software and drivers.

 
Note Do not use SetupBD.exe to update drivers when Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software or Advanced Network Services are installed. You can experience unexpected results. Intel Services are installed. When Intel® PROSet, Advanced Network PROSet, or Intel ANS are installed, use DXSetup.exe.
Windows XP* x64 and Windows Server 2003* x64 do not support unattended driver installation.
You can install Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software with DxSetup.exe or msiexec.exe. We recommend DxSetup.exe. It detects the system language, searches for the appropriate transform file, and applies it to MSI package. The transform file translates the installation instructions to the language associated with your operating system.
 

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Base driver installation

Command line options
SetupBD.exe supports the following command line switches.

Note You must include a space between switches.
 
Option Description
/s Silent installation with no reboot
/r Force reboot (must be used with the /s switch)
/nr No reboot (must be used with the /s switch—switch is ignored if included with the /r switch
 

Examples

Option Description
SetupBD Installs and/or updates the driver(s) and displays the GUI
SetupBD /s Installs and/or updates the driver(s) silently
SetupBD /s /r Installs and/or updates the driver(s) silently and forces a reboot
SetupBD /s /r /nr Installs and/or updates the driver(s) silently and forces a reboot (/nr is ignored)
 

Other information

  • If you uninstall an adapter's driver from Windows Device Manager*, you must reboot before using SetupBD.exe to install a new driver.
  • For drivers installed on a system with Intel® 5000 Series Chipset, the /s switch (silent install) forces a reboot without the /r switch. If you don't want the system to reboot, use the /nr switch.
  • For Intel® I/O Acceleration Technology to function properly, you must reboot after driver installation.
  • You can use the /r and /nr switches only with a silent install, example: with the /s option.
 
 

Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Windows Device Manager and Advanced Network Services installation

See how to install Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Windows Device Manager from the command line.

 
Note You can install Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software with DxSetup.exe or msiexec.exe. We recommend DxSetup.exe. It detects the system language, searches for the appropriate transform file, and applies it to MSI package. The transform file translates the installation instructions to the language associated with your operating system.
 

Using the DxSetup.exe utility

DxSetup.exe is a setup utility used for installing Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software. It detects the system language, searches for the appropriate transform file in the same folder, and launches PROSETDX.msi in the language specific to the operating system. The transform file translates the installation instructions to the language associated with your operating system.

DxSetup.exe also takes the install options from the command line and applies them to the PROSETDX.msi command-line installation.

 

DxSetup.exe command line switches

Switch Description
/q[r|n]

silent install options

r Reduced GUI Install
n Silent install

/l[i|w|e|a] log file option

i log status messages
w log non-fatal warnings
e log error messages
a log the start of all actions
 

DxSetup.exe public properties

Property Definition
BD

0: deselect / do not execute SetupBD.

1: execute SetupBD to install the drivers (default setting)

Note Only set BD to 0 if Base Drivers have already been installed before you run DxSetup.exe
ANS

0: deselect / hide ANS

1: select ANS (default setting)

DMIX

0: deselect / hide Intel PROSet feature

1: select Intel PROSet feature (default setting)

FCoE

0: deselect / do not install Data Center Bridging (DCB) / Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) feature (default setting)

1: select install Data Center Bridging (DCB) / Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) feature

SNMP

0: deselect / do not install the SNMP Agent (default setting)

1: select / install the SNMP Agent

 
Note If you specify a path for the log file, the path must exist. If you do not specify a complete path, the install log is created in the current directory.
The ANS property should only be set to ANS=1 if DMIX=1 is set. If DMIX=0 and ANS=1, the ANS=1 is ignored and only the base driver will be installed.
Public properties are case-sensitive. All characters are uppercase with no white space between characters.
Example: DxSetup.exe /qn ANS=1
Any white space in "ANS=1" makes the setting invalid. "ans=1" is not a valid setting.
The FCoE property is ignored if no adapters supporting the FCoE feature are installed.
 

Command line examples

You can change the paths for different operating systems and CD layouts and apply the command-line examples.

The following launches a typical installation of DxSetup.exe from the CD or download directory:

DxSetup.exe /qn /liew install.log
Note BD, ANS, and DMIX are selected by default.
 

How to install components but deselect ANS. Set the ANS=0 in the command line:

DxSetup.exe /qn ANS=0 /liew install.log
 
 

Msiexec.exe command line options
For the most current information on msiexec.exe command line options, see the Microsoft Developer Network* (MSDN) Library.

Notes
  • Not all command-line options Microsoft provides with msiexec.exe have been tested or are necessarily supported for Intel® PROSet installation.
  • Msiexec also sets an error level on return that corresponds to system error codes: MSDN Library.
  • Intel® PROSet can be installed with DxSetup.exe or msiexec.exe. Intel recommends using DxSetup.exe. DxSetup.exe detects the system language, searches for the appropriate transform file, and applies it to MSI package. The transform file translates the installation instructions to the language associated with your operating system.
 

Command line switches
See how to install Intel® PROSet using PROSETDX.msi and msiexec.exe from the command line.

Windows Installer Service is installed by default in Windows 2000*, Windows XP* 32-bit and Windows XP 64-bit. msiexec.exe is under System32 folder. When System32 is not in the current PATH, the full path to msiexec.exe should be specified in the command line. For example:

C:\WINNT\System32\msiexec.exe /i PROSETDX.msi /qn /liew install.log
 

Most commonly used msiexec.exe command line options

Switch Description
/i

install

/x uninstall
/q[r|n]

silent install options.

r Reduced GUI Install
n Silent install

/l[i|w|e|a]

log file option. i log status messages.

w log non-fatal warnings.
e log error messages.
a log the start of all actions.

Transforms A property used to apply transforms a .mst file to a MSI package. The following example applies a Chinese language transform to a MSI package, so the installer displays Chinese strings during installation:
TRANSFORMS=2052.mst
 

Silent install/upgrade command line syntax

The following launches a typical installation of PROSETDX.msi.

<Full path to msiexec.exe> /i <Full path to PROSETDX.msi> /qn /liew install.log

Silent uninstall command line syntax

The following uninstalls all the Intel PROSet components. It can be used when the path to PROSETDX.msi is available.

<path to msiexec.exe> /x <path to PROSETDX.msi> /qn /liew uninstall.log

The following uninstalls all the Intel PROSet components. It can be used when the path to PROSETDX.msi is not available but the ProductCode of MSI package is known.

<path to msiexec.exe> /x <ProductCode of PROSETDX.msi> /qn /liew uninstall.log

Command line options supported by PROSETDX.msi

PROSETDX.msi provides public properties that can be used to change Intel® PROSet install selections from the command line. You can disable and hide some features in PROSETDX.msi, or force some features to be selected/displayed. This command-line option provides the flexibility to install different components/features in Intel® PROSet.

Public properties provided by PROSETDX.msi:

Property Definition
BD

0: deselect / do not execute SetupBD.

1: execute SetupBD to install the drivers.

Note The default setting is 1, and is always installed by default in this release. BD can only be set to 0 if the Base Drivers have been installed before running PROSETDX.msi.
ANS 0: deselect / hide ANS.

1: select ANS.

Note The default setting is 1, and is always installed by default in this release.
 
DMIX

0: deselect / hide Intel PROSet feature.

1: select Intel PROSet feature.

Note The default setting is 1, and is always installed by default in this release.
FCoE

0: deselect / do not install Data Center Bridging (DCB) / Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) feature.

1: select install Data Center Bridging (DCB) / Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) feature.

Note The default setting is 0, and is not installed by default in this release.
SNMP

0: deselect / do not install the SNMP Agent.

1: select / install the SNMP Agent.

Note the default setting is 0, and is not installed by default in this release.
 
Note If you specify a path for the log file, the path must exist. If you do not specify a complete path, the install log is created in the current directory.
The ANS property should only be set to ANS=1, if DMIX=1 is set. If DMIX=0 and ANS=1, the ANS=1 is ignored, and only the base driver is installed.

Public properties are case-sensitive. All characters are uppercase with no white space between characters. For example:

msiexec.exe /i PROSETDX.msi /qn ANS=1

Any white space in ANS=1 makes the setting invalid. ans=1 is not a valid setting.

The FCoE property is ignored if no adapters supporting the FCoE feature are installed.
 

Command line install examples

Assume that C:\WINNT\System32 is in the system32 folder and PROSETDX.msi is under the D:\Apps\PROSETDX\Win32 folder. You can change the paths for different operating systems and CD layouts, and apply the command-line examples.

  • How to install Intel PROSet silently on Windows XP:

    C:\WINNT\System32\msiexec.exe /i D:\Apps\PROSETDX\Win32\PROSETDX.msi /qn /liew install.log
  • How to install Intel PROSet silently on Windows Server 2003 for Intel® Itanium® Processor-based systems:

    C:\WINNT\System32\msiexec.exe /i D:\Apps\PROSETDX\Win64\PROSETDX.msi /qn /liew install.log
  • How to install components but deselect ANS:

    Set the ANS=0 in the command line, for example:

    C:\WINNT\System32\msiexec.exe /i D:\Apps\PROSETDX\Win32\PROSETDX.msi /qn ANS=0 /liew install.log
  • How to apply a transform file to MSI using msiexec.exe:

    Set the TRANSFORMS=filename.mst in the command line. For example:

    C:\WINNT\System32\msiexec.exe /i D:\Apps\PROSETDX\Win32\PROSETDX.msi /qn TRANSFORMS=2052.mst /liew install.log
Note Use DxSetup.exe to install Intel PROSet. DxSetup.exe detects the system language, searches for the appropriate transform file, and applies it to MSI package.
 

Command line uninstall example

Note Do not use the ANS or FCoE options when uninstalling Intel PROSet Software from a command line.
 

Get the path of PROSETDX.msi in the local system or any other image path when you installed Intel PROSet Software, then use msiexec.exe to uninstall Intel PROSet.

For example, assume System folder is C:\Windows\System, and PROSETDX.msi is in d:\unattend, then the command line is:

C:\Windows\System\msiexec.exe /x d:\unattend\ PROSETDX.msi /qn /liew uninst.log

Command line reinstall or repair

If you need to repair an Intel PROSet Software installation, uninstall the application and then reinstall it. See the uninstall and install examples provided for more information.

 
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