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Silent Installation of Wireless Components with Setup.xml

Beginning with Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software version 15.6.0 there is a silent install process using setup.xml.

Features include:

  • Multiple MSI packages support a componentized installer.
  • Setup.xml.
  • Full localization of the new wrapper UI reduces build times.

MSI Packages
Three MSI Packages are included:

  • Driver.msi: Contains the WiFi Driver MSI package.
  • BTHS.msi: Contains the Bluetooth® High Speed MSI package.
  • WiFi.msi: Contains the WiFi MSI package. It contains Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for WiFi which includes:
    • API (Stack).
    • Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT) API.
    • Tools.
    • Intel® PROSet/Wireless Enterprise Software.

Setup.exe command line
Command line support for setup.exe is now for basic functions only. All previous setup.exe command line functionality is still available via the setup.xml file.

Old Option New Option Parameters Description
none -? Displays information and help for setup.exe
none -c or -config <name of configuration in setup.xml> Runs with this configuration instead of the default configuration in the setup.xml
/qn or /q -quiet, -q, -silent, or -s Runs silently with no installer UI
/qb -passive Runs installer UI in basic mode with only progress bar
REBOOT=RelaySuppress -norestart Suppresses reboots during the installation
REBOOT=Force -forcerestart Forces a reboot at the end of the installation
/l*v -log or -l <path and name of log file> Logs the installation(s)
/x -uninstall Uninstalls the installation(s)

Using Setup.xml
The default configuration is read if a configuration is not set on the command line.

Setup.xml configuration tags

The default configuration is read if a configuration is not set on the command line.

Setup.xml tag descriptions:

  • UIMode tag exists for UI level setting. Examples: Full, Silent, Basic.
  • RebootMode tag exists to set the reboot mode. Examples: Suppress, Force.
  • MinBatteryLevel tag exists to set the minimum level for the battery check. If set to 0, the check is not done.
  • SelectableFeatures tag exists in the install UI Custom Setup dialog box to enable feature selection and display option.
  • PackageProperties tag exists to set MSI custom properties to a specific MSI package. Enterprise IT and OEM specific settings are set here.

Example of the Selectable Features tag

Displays both the Intel® My WiFi Technology and Intel® PROSet/Wireless Enterprise Software.


<SelectableFeature Id=”WIFI_Driver” Display=”no” Selected=”yes” />
<SelectableFeature Id=”WIFI_BTHS” Display=”no” Selected=”yes” />
<SelectableFeature Id=”WIFI_Software” Display=”no” Selected=”yes” />
<SelectableFeature Id=”WIFI_MWT_Software” Display=”yes” Selected=”yes” />
<SelectableFeature Id=”WIFI_UI” Display=”no” Selected=”yes” />
<SelectableFeature Id=”WIFI_PROSet” Display=”yes” Selected=”yes” />
<SelectableFeature Id=”WIFI_Admin_Toolkit” Display=”no” Selected=”yes” />

    Setup.exe Localization

  • Setup.exe is localized in the same languages currently localized.
  • Child MSI install UI is not localized.
  • Child MSI UI is not exposed unless the Enterprise IT only takes an MSI. In this case, only English is used as the Installer UI. This does not affect localization of the other applications and driver.
  • The Unified Installer UI is fully localized and preferred in nearly every conceivable customer-facing Use Case.
  • The UI elements embedded in the component MSI’s is suppressed when using the new UI. Examples: Driver MSI, BTHS MSI.
  • The embedded UI is not localized if an IT organization specifically runs the install components separately, and allows the MSI UI to be surfaced.
Note Setup.exe reads setup.xml and then calls msiexec to install each of the .MSI files.

When using .MSI only (no setup.exe) install them in this order with their .cab files:

Driver.msi – contains the WIFI_Driver feature.

BTHS.msi – contains the WIFI_BTHS feature.

WiFi.msi – contains everything under the WIFI_Software feature.

Feature Title
WIFI_Driver Intel WiFi Link Driver
WIFI_BTHS Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth® + High Speed
WIFI_Software Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software
WIFI_MWT_Software Intel® My WiFi Technology
WIFI_UI Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software WiFi Connection Utility
WIFI_PROSet Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software Enterprise Software
WIFI_Admin_Toolkit Administrator Toolkit
Note The .msi files can be found in the data directory. Example: \Win7Plus\Win64\Install\data
Related topics
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software IT Administrator Links
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software Bluetooth®: Zip files IT
Silent installation of wireless drivers and Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for versions before 15.6.0
Installing multiple MSI using Windows Installer’s Multiple-Package Installations, using msiexec and reboot options.

Operating System:

Windows 7*, Windows XP*, Windows 8*

This applies to:

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205
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 2230
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7265
Intel® WiFi Link 1000
Intel® WiFi Link 5300 and Intel® WiFi Link 5100 products
Intel® Wireless-N 7260
Intel® Wireless-N 7265

Solution ID: CS-034114
Last Modified: 23-Aug-2015
Date Created: 12-Mar-2013
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