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Silent installation of wireless drivers and Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software

A silent install provides a method of installing system drivers and software for all currently supported Intel® wireless adapters without user intervention.

Note The following information is intended for IT administrators, resellers, and integrators. An advanced level of knowledge in information technology is assumed.

Overview
Requirements
Silent installation steps
MSIexec command line options

Silent installation process overview

When installing the driver only, the application IProDifX.exe is used.

Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software version 12.x and later uses Microsoft's* msiexec command for installation.

Autorun.exe is a small file in the root directory of the CD image and in the files expanded by the zip file described below. Autorun detects the OS version and launches the appropriate setup.exe for the installation of Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software. Setup.exe sits in front of the .MSI and will launch PROSet.MSI with the command line parameters selected. Each setup.exe must reside in the same folders as the files that it is installing.

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Requirements for silent installation

  • Microsoft Windows XP*, Microsoft Windows Vista*, Microsoft Windows 7* or Microsoft Windows 8*
  • Download the zip files from Download Center.
  • Driver-only zip files are available in 32-bit or 64-bit versions. Each version is a separate download.
  • Intel PROSet/Wireless Software zip files are available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
  • All of the feature names are case sensitive. It is required that all features are entered in correctly when using the command line.
  • Adding a parent feature does not install its children, however adding a child feature will install the parent as well.

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Silent installation options

Installing the driver by using the command line:
Setup.exe ADDLOCAL=WIFI_Driver

Installing Intel PROSet/Wireless Software:
Silent install of PROSet with option to add SSO and no reboot:
msiexec /i "<path to MSI>\Intel PROSet Wireless.msi" /qn ADDLOCAL=WIFI_Driver, REBOOT=ReallySuppress

Uninstall:
To uninstall just one component after Intel PROSet/Wireless is installed:
msiexec /i "<path to MSI>\Intel PROSet Wireless.msi" /qn REMOVE=WIFI_Software

Command line options:

  • msiexec /i - always followed by the path to the MSI file.
  • \Intel PROSet Wireless.msi - the MSI file must be named in the command line
  • /qn - performs a silent install of all default features
  • ADDLOCAL - features available are listed in the tables below. Items need to be separated by a comma with no spaces between options.
  • Adding a parent feature does not install its children. Adding a child feature will install the parent feature as well.

The following table describes the Wi-Fi feature tree for ADDLOCAL using Microsoft Windows 7 or 8 .msi.

Feature

Title

WIFI_Driver

Intel® WiFi Link Driver

WIFI_BTHS

Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth® Technology

WIFI_Software

Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software

WIFI_MWT_Software

Intel® My WiFi Technology

WIFI_UI

Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility

WIFI_Admin_Toolkit

Administrator Toolkit

WIFI_PROSet

Intel® PROSet/Wireless Enterprise Software

The following table describes the Wi-Fi feature tree for ADDLOCAL using Microsoft Windows XP .msi.

Feature

Title

WIFI_Driver

Intel® WiFi Link Driver

WIFI_Software

Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software

WIFI_UI

Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility

WIFI_Simple_Config

Wi-Fi Protected Setup

WIFI_SSO

Single Sign On

WIFI_PLC

Pre-Logon Connect

WIFI_Troubleshooter

Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter

WIFI_Admin_Toolkit

Administrator Toolkit

The following table describes the Wi-Fi feature Tree for ADDLOCAL using Microsoft Windows Vista* .msi.

Feature

Title

WIFI_Driver

Intel® WiFi Link Driver

WIFI_Software

Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software

WIFI_UI

Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility

WIFI_Admin_Toolkit

Administrator Toolkit

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MSIexec command line options

The following table describes install options with .MSI.

Option/Parameter Meaning
/qn Silent installation - no dialogs are displayed
/qb Basic user interface - dialogs are limited to progress meters and error prompts
/qf Full user interface - this is the default
/x Uninstall all features

REBOOT - Suppresses reboot of the system after installation.
Values for use with REBOOT: Force, Suppress, ReallySuppress

Related topics
Silent installation of wireless components with Setup.xml

Microsoft offers more information on msiexec, multiple-package installations and reboot options.

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Operating System:

Windows Vista 64*, Windows Vista 32*, Windows 7 (32-bit)*, Windows 7 (64-bit)*, Windows XP *, Windows 8, 32-bit*, Windows 8, 64-bit*, Windows XP 64-Bit Edition*

This applies to:

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235
Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 100
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 105
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 130
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 135
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Intel® WiFi Link 1000
Intel® WiFi Link 5300 and Intel® WiFi Link 5100 products
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350 and Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150 products
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Intel® Wireless-N 7260

Solution ID: CS-030736
Last Modified: 11-Aug-2014
Date Created: 06-Aug-2009
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