PDF-XChange Editor

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This is a silent installer for PDF-XChange Editor 3.0.307.2 by Tracker Software and onwards.[edit]

The installers can be found at: [1] In this example the MSI installers were used for both - the 32 Bit and the 64 Bit installation. The original installer files "PDFXVE3.x86.msi" and "PDFXVE3.x64.msi" were renamed to "PDFXVE3_3.0.307.2.x86.msi" and "PDFXVE3_3.0.307.2.x64.msi" after downloading them, to make it easier to identify the version of the files with one view in the future...

<!-- PDF-XChange Editor -->			
<package id="pdfxchangeeditor" name="PDF-XChange Editor" revision="1" reboot="false" priority="5070" >
	<check type="uninstall" condition="exists" path="PDF-XChange Editor" />

	<install cmd='msiexec.exe /i %SOFTWARE%\pdfxchangeeditor\PDFXVE3_3.0.307.2.x86.msi ADDLOCAL="F_Viewer,F_ShellExt,F_VLangs" VIEWER_IN_BROWSERS="0" SET_AS_DEFAULT="0" DESKTOP_SHORTCUTS="0" EDITOR_LANGUAGE="de-DE" /qn ' architecture="x86" ></install>
	<install cmd='msiexec.exe /i %SOFTWARE%\pdfxchangeeditor\PDFXVE3_3.0.307.2.x64.msi ADDLOCAL="F_Viewer,F_ShellExt,F_VLangs" VIEWER_IN_BROWSERS="0" SET_AS_DEFAULT="0" DESKTOP_SHORTCUTS="0" EDITOR_LANGUAGE="de-DE" /qn ' architecture="x64" ></install>
												
	<upgrade include='install' />
								
	<remove cmd='msiexec.exe /x{2984CD2E-12AE-429A-98E3-B499F97B1B80} /qn ' architecture="x86" >
		<exit code='1605'/>
		</remove>
	<remove cmd='msiexec.exe /x{2984CD2E-12AE-429A-98E3-B499F97B1B80} /qn ' architecture="x64" >
		<exit code='1605'/>
		</remove>
</package>

In the example above the program is installed silently, without any user interaction needed. Tested on Windows XP ( 32/64 ), Windows 7 SP1 ( 32/64 ).

The features F_Viewer,F_ShellExt,F_VLangs describe which parts of the program are installed - see the complete list and descriptions here: [2]

The options VIEWER_IN_BROWSERS="0" SET_AS_DEFAULT="0" DESKTOP_SHORTCUTS="0" EDITOR_LANGUAGE="de-DE" describe which additional installation options were set - see the complete list and descriptions here: [3]

BEWARE: As of today ( April 28th, 2014 ) the option EDITOR_LANGUAGE="de-DE" is not documented ! It will be in future releases of the Tracker Software Documentation, but it isn´t included yet. The variable "de-DE" can be exchanged with all available locales which are delivered along with the software.

Aditional information: If you don´t want your users to be questioned, if they want to use PDF-XChange Editor as their standard PDF Viewer/Editor when using it the first time, you are able to deploy a small registry patch for example via GPO or via Logon-Script to fix that. Her is the needed addition to the users HKLU Registry Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Tracker Software\PDFXEditor\3.0\Settings\Prompts] "AskForDefaultApp"=dword:00000000