Automatic Installations of RSJ CD Writer for Windows NT/2000/XP
Versions 1.63 and higher of RSJ CD Writer support automatic (CID) installations. All necessary installation parameters may be set on the command line so further user input during the installation process is not necessary.
Command line arguments for CID Installations
The following description assumes an installation executable named "cdwnt.exe". The version you have may have a different name.
To perform a CID installation, the first argument must be "-cid":
If you do not specify any additional arguments, the installation will be performed using reasonable default values as stated in the table below.
The general syntax is:
cdwnt -cid [-arg] [parameter] [-arg] ...
The following CID arguments are supported:
|argument||required parameter||default / comments|
|target||Target directory string (whitespace in string requires quotes)||[PROGRAM_FILES_DIR]\RSJ CD Writer|
|user||Name of user this copy is licensed to||Registered owner of Windows installation|
|org||Name of organization the user belongs to||Registered organization of Windows installation|
|keyf||Fully qualified path and file name of external license file||Use license file contained in archive|
|code||Key code supplied by your dealer||None; must be specified if serial number is not in the license file|
|basekey||Fully qualified path and file name of license file you are upgrading from||None; must be specified if license is for crossgrades/upgrades only|
|no_cddb||None||No longer used.|
|reg||None||Register demo version only (do not copy files etc.). Requires "-keyf" switch|
|reboot||None||Reboot after successful completion. Default is no reboot.|
|up_as_demo||None||Force upgrade as demo version if no license for this upgrade is found. Default is to abort installation in this case|
|no_gui||None||Installs no GUI programs (CD View, CD Copy Wizard, etc), makes no start menu entries
(File system only installation)
|no_eject||None||Turns the "Eject on close" option off (default is "on")|
- Arguments that require a parameter must be followed by a space and the parameter
- parameters containing spaces must be enclosed in quotes
- Arguments that do not require parameters simply set a value or feature that is not used/set by default
This example installs into c:\program files\archiving RSJ CD Writer, registers the product to Sepp Ohnemut from CIA, discards the license file in the archive and uses c:\temp\cdwfs.key instead, uses a basekey c:\temp\cdwfs_base.key and reboots after successful completion:
The next example installs into [PROGRAM_FILES_DIR]\RSJ CD Writer, uses the license file contained in the archive, reads the user's name and organization from the Windows Registry, installs all features and reboots after successful completion:
In case of problems, please check the file cdwinst.log in your system boot drive's root directory or the file install.log which is located in the target directory of the installation.