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IExpress Batch-mode Setup Switches

The IExpress Wizard helps you pass setup switches from one application to another. When using IExpress with Internet Explorer switches, the Internet Explorer switches are placed inside the IExpress expression as follows:

Ie5setup  <IExpress switches>  /c:" ie6wzd  <Internet Explorer switches> "

IExpress Switches

The following are frequently used IExpress switches that control the extraction process during setup. These switches are not specific to Internet Explorer.




Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted. This switch does not suppress prompts when Windows Update Setup is running.


Specifies user-quiet mode, which presents some dialog boxes to the user.


Specifies administrator-quiet mode, which does not present any dialog boxes to the user.

/C:<UNC location>

Specifies the path and name of the Setup .inf or .exe file.


Never restarts the computer after installation.


Always restarts the computer after installation.


Restarts the computer after installation without prompting the user.

/T:<directory path>

Specifies the target folder for extracting files.

For more information about IExpress, see IExpress Technology and the IExpress Wizard.

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