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Silent installation of wireless drivers and PROSet version 13.x

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, and an advanced level of knowledge in information technology is assumed. This information is not intended for use by the individual end user.

Overview
Requirements
Silent Installation Steps
MSIexec Command Line Options
Additional Resources

Silent Installation Process Overview

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

There are three methods to begin the installation of the driver plus application software:
autorun.exe, setup.exe or the msi file. All methods eventually perform an .MSI install. Additional options are included in the various install methods.

Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software WiFi version 13.x uses Microsoft's* msiexec command for installation.

Autorun.exe is a small file located in the root directory of the files expanded by the zip file described below. It is also found in the root directory of the CD image. Autorun detects the OS version and launches the appropriate setup.exe to begin installation of Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software.

Setup.exe sits in front of the .MSI and will launch the PROSet .MSI with the command line parameters selected. Each setup.exe must reside in the same folders as the files that it is installing.
Any command line parameters passed to autorun.exe will be passed to the appropriate OS specific setup.exe.

The .MSI package is suitable to be launched directly to install the driver or driver with application in the Enterprise environment via GPO updates.

Requirements for Silent Installation

  • Microsoft Windows XP*, Microsoft Windows Vista* or Microsoft Windows 7*

  • In order to use the silent installation switches you will need to 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 for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

  • The Intel CD includes all drivers and Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software versions. It is available for download by contacting Intel® Customer Support.

  • All of the feature names are case sensitive. It is required that all features are entered in correctly when using the command line.

Silent Installation Steps

Common silent installation options:

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,WIFI_SSO REBOOT=ReallySuppress

To uninstall just one component after 13.x 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.

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

Feature Title (Component Added)
WIFI_Driver Intel® WiFi Link Driver only
WIFI_Software Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software WiFi
WIFI_UI Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software WiFi Connection Utility
WIFI_Simple_Config WiFi Protected Setup
WIFI_SSO Single Sign On
WIFI_PLC Pre-Logon Connect
WIFI_WMI WMI Support
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 (Component Added)
WIFI_Driver Intel® Wi-Fi Link Driver only
WIFI_Default_Inf Intel® Wi-Fi Link Driver default cat and .inf file
WIFI_Software Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software WiFi
WIFI_UI Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software WiFi Connection Utility
WIFI_WMI WMI Support
WIFI_Admin_Toolkit Administrator Toolkit

The following table describes the Wi-Fi Feature Tree for ADDLOCAL using Microsoft Windows 7* .msi.

Feature Title (Component Added)
WIFI_Driver Intel® WiFi Link Driver only
WIFI_Software Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software WiFi
WIFI_UI Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software WiFi Connection Utility
WIFI_WMI WMI Support
WIFI_Troubleshooter Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter
WIFI_Admin_Toolkit Administrator Toolkit

The following table describes additional features for ADDLOCAL using Microsoft Windows 7* Advanced Enterprise .msi.

Feature Title (Component Added)
WIFI_SSO Single Sign On
WIFI_PLC Pre-Logon Connect
WIFI_IPAN Intel® My WiFi Technology

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

Operating System:

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition*, Windows 7 (32-bit)*, Windows 7 (64-bit)*, Windows XP *

This applies to:

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
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® WiFi Link 1000
Intel® WiFi Link 5300 and Intel® WiFi Link 5100 products
Intel® Wireless-N 7260

Solution ID: CS-031852
Last Modified: 11-Aug-2014
Date Created: 20-Sep-2010
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