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Information for UltraEdit V17

In order to deploy UltraEdit V17 silently to your users, please make sure to use our latest build here:

You must first create a response file by running the EXE locally with the /r switch. The path for the response file is specified following the /f1 switch:

  ue_english.exe /r /f1"C:\path\to\file\setup.iss"

(Please note: the path must already exist, as the InstallScript will not automatically create it if it does not.)

This will launch the installer with all installation options, and your choices to these options will be recorded in the "setup.iss" response file. The options you select will then be used as the installation defaults for all users to whom you silently deploy the EXE/response file.

After the response file has been generated, you can deploy the installer silently based on the response file. To do this, launch the InstallScript EXE with the /s switch, again using the /f1 switch to specify the location of the response file.

  ue_english.exe /s /f1"C:\path\to\file\setup.iss"

UE v17.00, UES 11.00, and UC 8.00 and later use per-machine activation for licensing. If you are deploying UltraEdit silently to a group of machines, then you can silently and automatically activate the license on each machine via the command line.

To accomplish this, after the application has been silently installed, run the following command on the target system to activate the license:

  uedit32.exe /lic,e="<LicenseID>|<Password>"

...where "<LicenseID>" is your unique license ID and "<Password>" is your unique password. Example:

  uedit32.exe /lic,e="1234567|AzBxcYD"

Each system will use the same license ID and password to activate the license, so you can simply save this as a batch file and automatically execute it on each system as part of your silent installation (or whatever works best for you). This process of activating the license does require an outbound internet connection on the target system.

Note: using this with wpkg-gp at startup did not work for me. I guess, there is no internet connection at the time of startup.

Important note: Should you need to move your license, make sure you deactivate via the Help menu before activating a new installation or via uninstalling from your old system before activating a new installation.

In order to uninstall UltraEdit silently, you would use the same method as required for silent installation. You would need to first create an uninstall response file with the /uninst flag, for example:

  ue_english.exe /uninst /r /f1"C:\path\to\file\uninstall.iss"

Then to use this response file, use similar syntax on target systems:

  ue_english.exe /uninst /s /f1"C:\path\to\file\uninstall.iss"

--Konus 17:37, 22 December 2011 (CET)