Silent deployment of desktop client and viewers

FileHold provides an option for customers that would like to automate the deployment of the FileHold Desktop Application (FDA) without requiring user intervention. This mode of installation is intended to support the use of tools like Microsoft System Management Server (SMS), Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, Active Directory Group Policy, Kaseya, or similar deployment systems to install the FileHold application silently on client PCs that have the requisite .NET Framework (3.5 SP1 or 4.0).

Please note that configuration of these deployment solutions requires expert IT knowledge and is not included in FileCare. FileHold is interested in improving our product in subsequent versions and welcomes suggestions for enhancements to our silent installer option.

Silent install and uninstall

Install for FileHold 14.2 and Higher Versions

<FDAinstaller.exe> /S /V"/qn [FHINSTALLFOC=<0|1>] [FHINSTALLBRAVACHOICE=<0|1>] [ALLUSERS=1]"

Install for FileHold 14.1 and Earlier Versions

<FDAinstaller.exe> /S /V"/qn [FHINSTALLFOC<0|1>] [ALLUSERS=1] [FHINSTALLBRAVA=<0|1>] [PATHTOFILE=<absolute_path_to_brava_installer>]"

Where information in between [ ] is optional, between < > is mandatory, and the pipe ( | ) character separates multiple choice values.

<FDAinstaller.exe> This is the name of the actual installer file. The following is an example installer filename: ​FileHold14.1_Client‑140623.1‑140623.2.exe
FHINSTALLFOC 0 - Do not install FileHold Office Client (FOC)
1 - Install FOC.
By default FOC is installed.
FHINSTALLBRAVACHOICE 0 - Do not install Brava viewer
1 - Install Brava viewer.
By default Brava is not installed.
FHINSTALLBRAVA 0 - Do not install Brava viewer
1 - Install Brava viewer.
By default Brava is not installed.
PATHTOFILE The absolute path to where the Brava viewer installer is located. This path may not contain spaces.
ALLUSERS 1 - FDA should be installed for all users.
By default the FDA is only installed for the current Windows user.

Silent uninstallation

<FDAinstaller.exe> /S /V/qn /x

Silent uninstallation optional method

Msiexec /x <FDA_uninstall_GUID>

Where the value for <FDA_uninstall_GUID> will be different for each FDA install. The actual value can be found in the registry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall. Look for the folder with FDA details inside. This folder name is the value you will need to use for <FDA_uninstall_GUID>.

Silent uninstallation additional step for 14.0 or 14.1 with Brava viewer installed

This step is only required if you chose to install the Brava viewer when the FDA was originally installed.

msiexec /x{0FBD442E-8B51-4130-95B8-6F4D966FB1B6} /quiet

You can provide users with progress messages during installation or uninstallation by replacing the /qn parameter with /qb.

The /V switch is used to pass parameters to the MSI installer. Typical options for the MSI installer are available in Microsoft support article Q227091. Do not leave a space following the /V before the options for the MSI installer. Enclose the options in quotations if they contain spaces.