Installing Enterprise Designer with a Silent Installer - spectrum_platform - 23 - 23.1

Spectrum Installation Guide for Windows

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Spectrum Technology Platform
Spectrum Installation Guide for Windows
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Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 or later must already be installed on the Windows operating system before you perform this procedure on client machines. Versions of Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 or later are included in Windows 11 and in Windows 10 updates starting from May 2019.

The silent install process installs Enterprise Designer without user intervention. Instead of prompting the user for information such as the installation location, the installer uses preconfigured selections that you specify.

To use the silent installer you must first create an installer properties file by running the client installer and responding to the prompts. The resulting properties file can then be used to silently install Enterprise Designer on other computers.

  1. Open a web browser and go to the Spectrum Technology Platform Welcome Page at:


    For example, if you installed Spectrum Technology Platform on a computer named myspectrumplatform and it is using the default HTTP port 8080, you would go to:


  2. Click Platform Client Tools > Desktop.
  3. Click Download Installer.
  4. Choose to save the file to a location on your computer.
    Note: Save the installer on a Windows computer that does not already have Enterprise Designer installed. You will need to run the installer in order to specify the options you want to use in the silent install process.
  5. Open a Windows command prompt.
  6. In the command prompt, change directories to the directory where you saved the installer.
  7. Execute the following command:

    Setup.exe -r

  8. Respond to the installer prompts by selecting the options that you want to use when the installer runs silently.

    For example, if you want the silent installer to install Enterprise Designer to C:\Spectrum\EnterpriseDesigner, specify C:\Spectrum\EnterpriseDesigner when prompted for an installation folder.

    When the installer finishes running, a properties file named is created in the same folder as the Setup.exe file.

  9. Open the file in a text editor.
  10. Add the following on line 8 of the file:
    Note: This is case sensitive to be sure to enter it exactly as shown above.
  11. Save and close the properties file.

    You have now configured a properties file that will enable you to install Enterprise Designer silently.

  12. To install Enterprise Designer silently, place and Setup.exe in the same folder on the computer where you want to install Enterprise Designer and run Setup.exe. When the installer executes it will detect and automatically run in silent mode.

    Alternatively, you can place in different directory and give the absolute path to the property in the command prompt using the -f argument, as follows:

    Setup.exe -f PathOfPropertyFile\