Silent installation

Thinstuff Support
2022-07-19 16:08

A silent install is the installation of XP/VS Server that requires no user interaction. 

This allows you to automate the updates of your XP/VS Server instances quite easily.

 By default, some of our drivers require a confirmation before the installation continues.  

However, in case you do not need TSX USB - which is only available if you are using a Professional license, 
you can disable this feature with a specific command very easily.

 In order to perform a silent install of XP/VS Server just follow these tasks:

1. Download the latest .msi package  as following:


These URLs will never change and it is recommended to use these in your favourite RMM tool. Further, you can find the changelog  of XP/VS Server here.
2.  After that run the .msi installer as an elevated user on your target server with msiexec as following:

msiexec /i c:\tmp\ThinstuffXPVSServer-latest-x64.msi DISABLETSXUSB=1 EVALUATIONMODE="NIL" /quiet

  • Add /quiet to disable any user interaction and the restart XP/VS Server immediately after installation.
  • Add /passive if you want the progress bar to be displayed.
  • Add EVALUATIONMODE="NIL"  to perform a simple update when you have already imported a valid license file
    and just want to update your XP/VS Server installation silently

You can use the command "msiexec" --> with "?" to you get a list of all available operators.

In case you need to test your scripts  you can obtain an older version of XP/VS Server as following:







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