For those setups still not handled by the Windows Installer service, below are typical switches supported by Microsoft SETUP.EXE's:

/A

Runs the setup in administrative mode. This option is available only when installing from the original media.

/B

Specifies the type of setup to be performed. can be a number which refers to Typical, Compact or Custom. The meaning of this number vary across Microsoft products.

/C ""

If your product was supplied with a 20-digit license key, use this option to enter the key and bypass the key validation dialog. You must enter a space before the key and enclose it in double quotation marks.

/K ""

If your product was supplied with a 10-digit license key, use this option to enter the key and bypass the key validation dialog. You must enter a space before the key and enclose it in double quotation marks.

The license key can be found on the Product Authorization Certificate or on the CD casing.

/F

Performs an installation using only short (8.3) file names.

/Q [0 | 1 | T]

Run in silent installation mode. Use /Q1 to suppress the Exit dialog. Use /QT to suppress all dialogs including the background frame window and progress gauge. The /A and /Q options are mutually exclusive.

/R

Reinstalls the application

/U[A]

Uninstalls the application. If /Q is also specified, the user is not prompted about removing shared components. /UA removes shared components without prompting the user.