We have recently had a few requests about creating a MSI installer for Foxit Reader, so we have done just that and it is now available to download from our website.
As this is a MSI file you can pass parameters to it so that you can use it to deploy through Group Policy or Configuration Manager.
You can use the following MSI command line to carry out the installation:
msiexec.exe "Foxitinstaller.msi" /[propertyvalue]
- Foxitinstaller.msi = MSI file name
- [propertyvalue] = parameters you want to pass to the MSI file.
You can pass the following to the MSI:
INSTALLLOCATION Specifies the folder where products will be installed.
MAKEDEFAULT Default value of “1”, Foxit Reader will be set as default application for opening PDF files.
VIEW_IN_BROWSER Default value of “1”, Foxit Reader will be configured to open PDF files inside browsers.
DESKTOP_SHORTCUT Default value of “1”, installer will place a shortcut for the installed application on Desktop.
STARTMENU_SHORTCUT Default value of “1”, installer will create program menu group for installed application and its components.
SETDEFAULTPRINTER Default value of “1”, installer will install Foxit Reader Printer as the system default printer.
LAUNCHCHECKDEFAULT Default value of “1”, Foxit Reader will check if the Reader is the default reader when it’s launched.
SAFEMODE Default value of “1”, Foxit Reader will run in the Safe Reading Mode.
CLEAN Executes with the command /uninstall, removing all of Reader’s registry data and related files with the value of “1”. (Note: This is a command for uninstallation.)
AUTO_UPDATE Do not download or install updates automatically with the value of “0”; Automatically download updates, but let users choose when to install them with the value of “1”; Automatically install updates with the value of “2”.
REMOVENEWVERSION Forces an installation to overwrite the higher version of Foxit Reader with the value of “1”.
REMOVEGAREADER Forces to uninstall Foxit Reader (Desktop Version).
CPDF_DISABLE Disables the ConnectedPDF features by setting the value to “1”.
NOTINSTALLUPDATE Do not install “FoxitReaderUpdate.exe” by setting the value to “1”. This will prevent Foxit Reader from being updated from
within the software.
- Silently install the application (no user interaction) to folder “C:Program FilesFoxit Software”:
msiexec /i “Foxit Reader.msi” /quiet INSTALLLOCATION=”C:Program Files Foxit Software “
- Install Foxit PDF Viewer only:
msiexec /i “Foxit Reader.msi” /quiet ADDLOCAL=”FX_PDFVIEWER”
- Force an installation to overwrite the same or higher version of Foxit Reader:
msiexec /i “Foxit Reader.msi” REMOVENEWVERSION=”1″
- Remove registry and user data when performing silent uninstallation:
msiexec /x “Foxit Reader.msi” /quiet CLEAN=”1″
- Install the application without ConnectedPDF related features and services:
msiexec /i “Foxit Reader.msi” ADDLOCAL=ALL, ADVERTISE=”FX_CONNECTEDPDF”
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