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Public properties are differentiated from private properties by being listed in all capital letters. Public properties may be set on the command line (or in a transform file.) Below are a list of standard public properties you may set, keep in mind that vendors may also provide additional public properties specific to their applications.

TARGETDIR

Used as the location to copy the Installer installation package during an administrative installation.

ALLUSERS

Determines where configuration information will be stored.

ARPCOMMENTS

Provides Comments for the Add/Remove Control Panel.

ARPCONTACT

Provides Contact for the Add/Remove Control Panel.

ARPNOREPAIR

Disables the Repair button in the Programs Wizard.

ARPPRODUCTICON

Specifies the primary icon for the installation package.

ARPREADME

Provides ReadMe for the Add/Remove Control Panel.

ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT

Prevents display of application in Add/Remove programs list.

ARPURLINFOABOUT

URL for application's home page.

ARPURLUPDATEINFO

URL for application update information.

ARPNOMODIFY

Disables functionality that would modify the product from the Add/Remove Control Panel.

ARPNOREMOVE

Disables functionality that would remove the product from the Add/Remove Control Panel.

DISABLEADVTSHORTCUTS

Set to disable the generation of certain shortcuts supporting installation-on-demand.

DISABLEMEDIA

Prevents the installer from registering media sources, such as a CD-ROMs, as valid sources for the product.

DISABLEROLLBACK

Disables rollback for the current configuration.

INSTALLLEVEL

Initial "level" at which features will be installed.

PROMPTROLLBACKCOST

Action if there is insufficient disk space for the installation.

REBOOTPROMPT

Suppresses the display of prompts for reboots to the user. Any reboots that are needed happen automatically.

SHORTFILENAMES

Causes short file names to be used.

TRANSFORMS

List of transforms to be applied to the database.

TRANSFORMSSECURE

Setting the TRANSFORMSECURE property to 1 informs the installer that transforms are to be cached locally on the user's computer in a location where the user does not have write access.

LIMITUI

UI level capped as Basic. If LIMITUI is set, the ARPNOMODIFY property should be set as well.

ADDLOCAL

List of features to be installed locally.

ADVERTISE

List of features to be advertised.

ADDDEFAULT

List of features to be installed in their default configuration.

ADDSOURCE

List of features to be run from source.

REMOVE

List of features to be removed.

REINSTALL

List of features to be reinstalled.

REINSTALLMODE

A string containing letters that specify the type of reinstall to perform.

COMPADDLOCAL

List of component IDs to be installed locally.

COMPADDSOURCE

List of component IDs to run from source media.

FILEADDDEFAULT

Property List of file keys of files that are to be installed in their default configuration.

FILEADDLOCAL

List of file keys of the files to be run locally.

FILEADDSOURCE

List of file keys to be run from the source media.

NOUSERNAME

Suppresses the automatic setting of the USERNAME property.

NOCOMPANYNAME

Suppresses the automatic setting of the USERNAME property.

ARPHELPLINK

Internet address, or URL, for technical support.

ARPHELPTELEPHONE

Technical support phone numbers.

COMPANYNAME

Organization of user performing the installation.

PIDKEY

Part of the Product ID entered by user.

USERNAME

User performing the installation.

DONOTMIGRATEUSERSETTING

Directs Setup to not copy the user's application settings when upgrading from an earlier version.

INSTALLLANGUAGE

Language used by Setup to configure language-dependent user settings.

INSTALLLOCATION

Installation location.

SOURCELIST

Specifies a list of network server shares for the Windows Installer to search if the primary server is unavailable. Separate multiple server shares with semi-colons.