Additional command-line options for silent installation

The Transforms and LANGUAGE command line parameters disable automatic selection of the interface language and install ABBYY FineReader PDF with the interface language specified in the parameters above.

When you install using msi or the administrative installation point: Transforms=<LANGID>.mst

When you install using exe: Setup.exe LANGUAGE="LANGID"

Possible language code* or LANGID values:

1026   Bulgarian

1028   Chinese (Traditional)

1029   Czech

1030   Danish

1031   German

1032   Greek

1033   English

1034   Spanish

1036   French

1038   Hungarian

1040   Italian

1041   Japanese

1042   Korean

1043   Dutch

1045   Polish

1046   Portuguese (Brazilian)

1049   Russian

1051   Slovak

1053   Swedish

1055   Turkish

1058   Ukrainian

1066   Vietnamese

2052   Chinese (Simplified)

*The number of available interface languages depends on the type of your distribution package.

Installing using Setup.exe

Setup.exe "<command line>" passes the specified command line directly to msiexec.exe. Instead of the words <command line> you can specify the following:

INSTALLDIR="<path>" The path to the folder where ABBYY FineReader PDF will be installed.
EXPLORER_INTEGRATION=0 ABBYY FineReader PDF will not be integrated with Windows Explorer.
SHCTDESKTOP=0 The ABBYY FineReader PDF icon will not be placed on the desktop.
SSR_AUTORUN=0 ABBYY Screenshot Reader will not be started at system startup.
DONT_ASK_ABOUT_DEFAULT=1 ABBYY FineReader PDF will not prompt the user to make it the default application for opening PDF files.
STATISTICS_ALLOWED=0 Prevents ABBYY FineReader PDF from sending information about the selected settings to ABBYY over the Internet.
CHECK_UPDATES=0 Disables update checks.
INSTALL_UPDATES=0 Prevents ABBYY FineReader PDF from downloading and installing updates.
MARKETING_TIPS_ALLOWED=0 Disables advertising messages.
SSR=0 ABBYY Screenshot Reader will not be installed.
HF=0 ABBYY Hot Folder will not be installed.
COMPARATOR=0 ABBYY Compare Documents will not be installed.
SN=<serial number> The serial number for automatic activation of a Per-Seat license.
EULA_ACCEPTED=1 Suppresses the display of the ABBYY FineReader PDF End-User License Agreement. The EULA and the Privacy Policy will be deemed to have been accepted.



This will install ABBYY FineReader PDF into C:\ABBYY FineReader PDF. The menus, dialog boxes and other interface elements will be in English. Information about the selected ABBYY FineReader settings will not be sent to ABBYY over the Internet. The set of available OCR languages depends on the type of the distribution package.

Installing using msiexec.exe

/a – creates an administrative installation point

msiexec.exe "<pathtofile>" "<command line>" – lets you run the specified command using msiexec.exe. Replace <pathtofile> with the path to the ABBYY FineReader PDF x64.msi file, and <command line> with something like the following:

LIC_SERVER_NAME=<license server address>

License Server address.

Note: The LIC_SERVER_NAME parameter should only be passed using the "/i" and "/qb" keys.

Sample command:

msiexec.exe /i "pathtofile" /qb LIC_SERVER_NAME=<license server address>


Runs an administrative installation in one of the following modes:
Displays a dialog box where you can enter a serial number for automatic activation.

Displays a dialog box where you can specify the path to the License Server.

Note: The ADMIN_SETUP parameter should only be passed using the "/a" key.

Sample command:

msiexec.exe /a "pathtofile" ADMIN_SETUP=Serial


msiexec /a "%path_to_distr%\Bin\ABBYY FineReader PDF x64.msi" Transforms=1033.mst LIC_SERVER_NAME=Test

This command will create an administrative installation point with English as the interface language. Licenses will be stored on the Test license server.

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