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Installing the Base Driver and Intel PROSet via the Command Line

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

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 Microsoft Windows* command line.

DxSetup.exe can be used to install all driver and software components from a Microsoft Windows* command line, including: Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Microsoft Windows Device Manager* and Advanced Network Services (ANS).

The user guide provides the latest detailed information for installing the software and drivers.

Note SetupBD.exe must not be used to update drivers when Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software or Advanced Network Services are installed. Intel Services are installed. When Intel PROSet, Advanced Network PROSet, or Advanced Network Services are installed, use DXSetup.exe. If you use SetupBD.exe, you can experience unexpected results.
Windows XP* x64 and Windows Server 2003* x64 do not support unattended driver installation.
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software 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.

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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 install with no reboot
/r force reboot (must be used with the /s switch)
/nr no reboot (must be used with the /s switch. This switch is ignored if it is 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 do not 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

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

Note Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software 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.

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 then 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 BD should only be set to 0 if the Base Drivers have already been installed before running 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. For 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
This section describes 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 from a command line.

Get the path of PROSETDX.msi in the local system or any other image path when you installed Intel PROSet, 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 installation, uninstall the application and then reinstall it. See the uninstall and install examples provided for more information.

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This applies to:

Intel® 10 Gigabit AF DA Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit AT Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit AT2 Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit CX4 Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit XF LR Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit XF SR Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit XF SR Server Adapter
Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520 Series
Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T1
Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T2
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I210-T1
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I340-F4
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I340-T4
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-F2
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-F4
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T2
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T4
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520 Series
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-DA2
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-LR1
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-SR1
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-SR2
Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-T2
Intel® Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter
Intel® Gigabit EF Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel® Gigabit ET2 Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 S Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 S Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/100+ Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/100+ Management Adapter
Intel® PRO/100+ Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 CT Network Connection
Intel® PRO/1000 F Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 Gigabit Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 GT Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MF Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MF Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MF Server Adapter (LX)
Intel® PRO/1000 MT Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MT Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MT Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PF Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PF Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PF Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Low Profile Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 T Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 T Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 XF Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 XT Low Profile Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 XT Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/10GbE CX4 Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/10GbE LR Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/10GbE SR Server Adapter

Solution ID: CS-016040
Last Modified: 03-Mar-2014
Date Created: 04-Oct-2004
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