Installation options and parameters

NVivo Windows

This topic includes information about command line options and other parameters that can be used when installing NVivo.

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Install options

The following options are supported:

Install Options Description

</package | /i> <Product.msi>

Installs or configures a product

/a <Product.msi>

Administrative install - installs a product on the network

</uninstall | /x> <Product.msi | ProductCode>

Uninstalls the product

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Display option

The following option is supported:

Display Option Description


Sets user interface level - No UI

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Logging options

The following options are supported:

Logging Options Description

/l[i|w|e|a|r|u|c|m|o|p|v|x|+|!|*] <LogFile>

i - Status messages

w - Nonfatal warnings

e - All error messages

a - Start up of actions

r - Action-specific records

u - User requests

c - Initial UI parameters

m - Out-of-memory or fatal exit information

o - Out-of-disk-space messages

p - Terminal properties

v - Verbose output

x - Extra debugging information

+ - Append to existing log file

! - Flush each line to the log

* - Log all information, except for v and x options

/log <LogFile>

Equivalent of /l* <LogFile>

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Public properties

The following optional public properties [PROPERTY=PropertyValue] can be used:

Public property Can be defined using...

Installation directory (optional)

INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files\QSR\NVivo"

NVivo desktop shortcut (optional)

QSR_DESKTOP_APPLICATION=1 (include) or 0 (remove)

Allow deactivation via user interface (optional)

QSR_UI_DEACTIVATION=1 (allow) or 0 (disallow)

Allow automatic software update notifications (optional)

QSR_UPDATE_NOTIFICATIONS=1 (allow) or 0 (disallow)

Allow the NVivo application option ‘Participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program’ (optional)

QSR_UI_INSTRUMENTATION=1 (allow) or 0 (disallow)

For projects stored on a network drive, specify when updates to the project are saved to the network (optional)

QSR_NETWORK_SAVE=0 (on project close) or 1 (on project save)

Specify the default location for project recovery files (optional).


NOTE The path should be a user-specific location—this avoids project recovery files (for different users) all being saved to the same location.

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Update options

The following options are supported:

Update Option Description


Opens a dialog with the parameters in this table


Unattended installation with progress bar


Unattended installation with no progress bar

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