Silent Install of Caliber Author Suite

You can install or upgrade a Caliber Author using a silent installation process that uses command line options to run the installation.

A typical silent installation command with full path to the folder on a local optical disk drive would be:

D:\caliber-authorsuite.exe /V“/qn+” /S
Note: caliber-authorsuite.exe represents the .exe name for documentation purposes. The .exe name includes the version number. Use the full .exe name for your version.

The minimum required command to accomplish a command line install is caliber-authorsuite.exe / V“/qn”. However, this command is not completely silent; you will see a brief splash screen advising that Caliber setup is preparing the InstallShield Wizard. The /S eliminates this splash screen and must be placed at the end of the command line.

A + following /qn causes a confirmation dialog box to appear upon completion. This dialog box confirms completion or advises of failure in the event the install failed.

Command Description
caliber-authorsuite.exe/V"/qn+" /S Installs or upgrades the Caliber Author silently. A confirmation dialog box appears upon completion if you include the plus (+) sign.

caliber-authorsuite.exe /V“/qn+

ALLCLIENT=YES” /S

Enables all features when installing Caliber.

Setup.exe /V“/qn+

FEATURE=YES” /S

Disables any feature and prevents the user from enabling that option in Custom installation mode. See the table below for the feature commands for this option.
Accepted command line options are:
NODOCFACTORY
Does not install Document Factory component
NOEXPORT
Does not install Export and Import components
NOADMIN
Does not install Caliber Administrator
ALLCLIENT
Installs all Caliber Author components
NOSBTOOLBAR
Does not install StarTeam Toolbar
NOSAMPLES
Does not install samples including sample database
NOSTINTEGRATION
Does not install the StarTeam Integration component for the Caliber Author.
Default language selection options:
  • English – /L1033
  • French – /L1036
  • German – /L1031
  • Japanese – /L1041
  • Chinese – /L2052

The NO options are the equivalent of deselecting options in a custom install.

You can install the Help files using a Custom Modification at a later time.

The ALLUSERS=2 option is used if you want to create shortcuts to Caliber Author for all user accounts. To use this option, you need to have administrator privileges on the machine on which you are performing the install. A typical command would be:
caliber-authorsuite.exe /V“/qn ALLUSERS=2” /S
Multiple command line options are acceptable. For example, to install Caliber without the Caliber Administrator and without a confirmation dialog box appearing upon completion:
caliber-authorsuite.exe /V“/qn NOADMIN=YES ALLCLIENT=YES” /S
To install Caliber without the Caliber Administrator but with a confirmation dialog box appearing upon completion:
caliber-authorsuite.exe /V“/qn+ NOADMIN=YES ALLCLIENT=YES” /S
To install a French version of Caliber without the Caliber Administrator but with a confirmation dialog box appearing upon completion:
caliber-authorsuite.exe /V“/qn+ NOADMIN=YES ALLCLIENT=YES” /L1036 /S

In the event of an upgrade, the modifiers take precedence over the default option to upgrade existing components.