Lexia Learning Systems, Inc. Lexia Reading V6

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Command Line
I was able to silently install with this command line:
LexiaReading_6.0.0_us.exe --customerCode 1234-1234-
1234-1234 --mode unattended

–-customerCode = Your Customer Code
Setup Information:
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Platform(s): Windows
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Command Line Installation
Using Lexia Reading Command Line Installation
Lexia Reading Student Software v6.0+ allows for command line installation on Windows
platforms when installing a full download or an update. Command line installation on the
Macintosh is only available when doing an incremental update.
- Windows Full Download Install
- Windows Update Install
- Macintosh Update Install
Command line installation allows users to input configuration values and run installations in a
silent, unattended mode. Unattended mode gives users the flexibility to incorporate a Lexia
Reading Student Software installation into various remote distribution scenarios. Below is a table
of the command line options available and some examples of common uses of these options.
Users are encouraged to contact Lexia Customer Support with any questions.
- Silent installation
- Flexible options

Windows Directions
1. Open a command window. (Start Menu – Run)
2. Navigate to the directory where the installation file is located. If you do not go to the
directory, then specify the full path, enclosing it in quotes to encapsulate spaces.
3. Type in your command line in the format:
“C: \My Path\LexiaReading_6.0.0_us.exe” --option1 value --option2 value
4. See sections below for installation options and examples.

Macintosh Directions
1. Double-click on the LexiaReadingUpdate file to mount the volume .
2. Open a terminal window. (Applications/Utilities/Terminal)
3. Type in your command line in the format:
/Volumes/LexiaReadingUpdate/Lexia\ Reading\ Update.app/Contents/MacOS/installbuilder.sh
--option1 value --option2 value
4. See sections below for installation options and examples.
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Installation Options
Lexia Reading Student Software installation options are listed below. Each option must be
preceded by a double dash (--). All options listed are for the full installation. Update installations
can only use options that have the update symbol.
- Query Options – get information from the installer
- Install Options – install silently, use an option file, install in a different location
- Lexia Reading Student Software Settings – full screen, hide password, check for
updates, etc.
Update option

Query Options
Option Detail Allowed Values
--help
Display the list of valid
options
---
--version Display product information ---

Install Options
Option Detail Allowed Values
--optionfile <optionfile> Installation option file
Filename with path of text file
that contains list of options
and values*
--mode <mode> Installation mode
This option, when set to unattended,
will run silently and not present
installation screens. In the default
mode (win32), the installation
screens are presented to the user
and wait for input.
win32 (default)
unattended
--installdir <installdir> Installation Directory
Defaults:
(US Version)
C:\Program Files/Lexia
(UK Version)
C:\Program Files/Lexia Reading UK

Lexia Reading Student Software Settings
Option Detail Allowed Values
--customerCode <customerCode>
Customer Code
The Customer Code is the unique
sixteen digit number that identifies
your school\district. This can be
found by logging into your MyLexia
account.
Your customer code in the
format: 1234-1234-1234-1234
--resetMonitor <resetMonitor>
Full Screen (800 x 600)
This option, when set to 1, allows
you to set the screen size to full
screen (800 x 600) when the
software is launched. If you do not
set this option, the default is for the
screen resolution to remain at
whatever setting you currently have.
When the student software is
launched a black “skirt” will obscure
the desktop.
0 (default - no change)
1 (800 x 600)
--checkUpdates <checkUpdates>
Check for Updates
This option, when set to 1, enables
the student software to check for
software updates and display an
indicator on the screen. If you do
not set this option, you will need to
check for software updates manually
on the Lexia website.
1 (default – check)
0 (don’t check)
--hidePassword <hidePassword>
Hide Password
This option, when set to 1, will
obscure the student password as it
is entered on the login screen. If you
do not set this option, the student
password will display on the screen.
Password display may be desired in
settings with younger students to
allow teachers to aid in the login
process.
0 (default – don’t hide)
1 (hide)

Option Detail Allowed Values
--rpcTimeout <rpcTimeout>
Student Timeout (seconds)
This option controls how long the
student software will try to contact
the Lexia Reading server over the
Internet before ceasing to try and
displaying an error. This option
should only be changed from the
default if local network latency
causes student timeout errors.
60
120 (default)
180
--enableSSL <enableSSL>
Use secure (https)
connection to communicate
This option should be left at 1, to use
a secure protocol, unless school
network settings prohibit this
protocol.
1 (default - use SSL)
0 (do not use SSL)
--enableProxy <enableProxy>
Use Proxy Server
This option should only be set to 1 if
a school requires that Internet traffic
go through a proxy server. If this
option is set to 1, Proxy Address and
Proxy Port must be set.
0 (default – no proxy server)
1 (use proxy server)
--proxyAddress <proxyAddress>
Proxy Address
The address should be in the form of
an IP address (ex. 10.1.1.1).
IP address of your school
proxy server. (required if
enableProxy =1)
--proxyPort <proxyPort>
Proxy Port
A typical port is 8080; your server
may be different.
Port used to access proxy
server. (required if
enableProxy =1)
--proxyUser <proxyUser>
Proxy User Username, if required by
proxy server. (optional)
--proxyPassword
<proxyPassword>
Proxy Password Password, if required by proxy
server. (optional)

Examples:
Update Installation Macintosh
/Volumes/LexiaReadingUpdate/Lexia\ ReadingUpdate.app/Contents/MacOS/installbuilder.sh --mode
unattended
File is not in your current directory (present install screens)
"C:\Documents and
Settings\User\Desktop\LexiaReading_6.0.0_us.exe" --
customerCode 1234-1234-1234-1234
Update Installation Windows
LRUpdater_6.0.0_us.exe --mode unattended
Full Installation (silent\unattended)
LexiaReading_6.0.0_us.exe --customerCode 1234-1234-
1234-1234 --mode unattended

Optionfile
If several options are being selected it may be more convenient to use on optionfile (text file) to
store the option value combinations. The optionfile should not contain any comments and should
have each option on a separate line. Options are listed as option=value. If you would like the
default value for an option, you do not need to include it in the optionfile. CustomerCode is the
one required option.Please refer to the example below.
This optionfile would install the software in a Lexia Reading folder and do so without
presenting the installation screens (silent install).

Sample Batch File
This batch file will install Lexia Reading silently into the Lexia folder, keep the display
settings unchanged, set the software to check for updates, hide the student password
during login, and use the proxy at 10.1.1.1 via port 8080. When done, the machine would
beep.


Sample Optionfile Contents
mode=unattended
installdir=C:\Program Files\Lexia Reading
customerCode=1234-1234-1234-1234
LexiaReading_6.0.0_us.exe --mode unattended --installdir "C:\Program
Files/Lexia" --customerCode 1234-1234-1234-1234 --resetMonitor 0 --
checkUpdates 1 --hidePassword 1 --enableProxy 1 --proxyAddress
10.1.1.1 --proxyPort 8080 @echo
Setup Information:
Setup Type: unspecified
Deployment Method Used: unspecified
Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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Command Line
I was able to silently install with this command line:
LexiaReading_6.0.0_us.exe --customerCode 1234-1234-
1234-1234 --mode unattended

–-customerCode = Your Customer Code
Setup Information:
Setup Type: unspecified
Deployment Method Used: unspecified
Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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Note
Command Line Installation
Using Lexia Reading Command Line Installation
Lexia Reading Student Software v6.0+ allows for command line installation on Windows
platforms when installing a full download or an update. Command line installation on the
Macintosh is only available when doing an incremental update.
- Windows Full Download Install
- Windows Update Install
- Macintosh Update Install
Command line installation allows users to input configuration values and run installations in a
silent, unattended mode. Unattended mode gives users the flexibility to incorporate a Lexia
Reading Student Software installation into various remote distribution scenarios. Below is a table
of the command line options available and some examples of common uses of these options.
Users are encouraged to contact Lexia Customer Support with any questions.
- Silent installation
- Flexible options

Windows Directions
1. Open a command window. (Start Menu – Run)
2. Navigate to the directory where the installation file is located. If you do not go to the
directory, then specify the full path, enclosing it in quotes to encapsulate spaces.
3. Type in your command line in the format:
“C: \My Path\LexiaReading_6.0.0_us.exe” --option1 value --option2 value
4. See sections below for installation options and examples.

Macintosh Directions
1. Double-click on the LexiaReadingUpdate file to mount the volume .
2. Open a terminal window. (Applications/Utilities/Terminal)
3. Type in your command line in the format:
/Volumes/LexiaReadingUpdate/Lexia\ Reading\ Update.app/Contents/MacOS/installbuilder.sh
--option1 value --option2 value
4. See sections below for installation options and examples.
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Installation Options
Lexia Reading Student Software installation options are listed below. Each option must be
preceded by a double dash (--). All options listed are for the full installation. Update installations
can only use options that have the update symbol.
- Query Options – get information from the installer
- Install Options – install silently, use an option file, install in a different location
- Lexia Reading Student Software Settings – full screen, hide password, check for
updates, etc.
Update option

Query Options
Option Detail Allowed Values
--help
Display the list of valid
options
---
--version Display product information ---

Install Options
Option Detail Allowed Values
--optionfile <optionfile> Installation option file
Filename with path of text file
that contains list of options
and values*
--mode <mode> Installation mode
This option, when set to unattended,
will run silently and not present
installation screens. In the default
mode (win32), the installation
screens are presented to the user
and wait for input.
win32 (default)
unattended
--installdir <installdir> Installation Directory
Defaults:
(US Version)
C:\Program Files/Lexia
(UK Version)
C:\Program Files/Lexia Reading UK

Lexia Reading Student Software Settings
Option Detail Allowed Values
--customerCode <customerCode>
Customer Code
The Customer Code is the unique
sixteen digit number that identifies
your school\district. This can be
found by logging into your MyLexia
account.
Your customer code in the
format: 1234-1234-1234-1234
--resetMonitor <resetMonitor>
Full Screen (800 x 600)
This option, when set to 1, allows
you to set the screen size to full
screen (800 x 600) when the
software is launched. If you do not
set this option, the default is for the
screen resolution to remain at
whatever setting you currently have.
When the student software is
launched a black “skirt” will obscure
the desktop.
0 (default - no change)
1 (800 x 600)
--checkUpdates <checkUpdates>
Check for Updates
This option, when set to 1, enables
the student software to check for
software updates and display an
indicator on the screen. If you do
not set this option, you will need to
check for software updates manually
on the Lexia website.
1 (default – check)
0 (don’t check)
--hidePassword <hidePassword>
Hide Password
This option, when set to 1, will
obscure the student password as it
is entered on the login screen. If you
do not set this option, the student
password will display on the screen.
Password display may be desired in
settings with younger students to
allow teachers to aid in the login
process.
0 (default – don’t hide)
1 (hide)

Option Detail Allowed Values
--rpcTimeout <rpcTimeout>
Student Timeout (seconds)
This option controls how long the
student software will try to contact
the Lexia Reading server over the
Internet before ceasing to try and
displaying an error. This option
should only be changed from the
default if local network latency
causes student timeout errors.
60
120 (default)
180
--enableSSL <enableSSL>
Use secure (https)
connection to communicate
This option should be left at 1, to use
a secure protocol, unless school
network settings prohibit this
protocol.
1 (default - use SSL)
0 (do not use SSL)
--enableProxy <enableProxy>
Use Proxy Server
This option should only be set to 1 if
a school requires that Internet traffic
go through a proxy server. If this
option is set to 1, Proxy Address and
Proxy Port must be set.
0 (default – no proxy server)
1 (use proxy server)
--proxyAddress <proxyAddress>
Proxy Address
The address should be in the form of
an IP address (ex. 10.1.1.1).
IP address of your school
proxy server. (required if
enableProxy =1)
--proxyPort <proxyPort>
Proxy Port
A typical port is 8080; your server
may be different.
Port used to access proxy
server. (required if
enableProxy =1)
--proxyUser <proxyUser>
Proxy User Username, if required by
proxy server. (optional)
--proxyPassword
<proxyPassword>
Proxy Password Password, if required by proxy
server. (optional)

Examples:
Update Installation Macintosh
/Volumes/LexiaReadingUpdate/Lexia\ ReadingUpdate.app/Contents/MacOS/installbuilder.sh --mode
unattended
File is not in your current directory (present install screens)
"C:\Documents and
Settings\User\Desktop\LexiaReading_6.0.0_us.exe" --
customerCode 1234-1234-1234-1234
Update Installation Windows
LRUpdater_6.0.0_us.exe --mode unattended
Full Installation (silent\unattended)
LexiaReading_6.0.0_us.exe --customerCode 1234-1234-
1234-1234 --mode unattended

Optionfile
If several options are being selected it may be more convenient to use on optionfile (text file) to
store the option value combinations. The optionfile should not contain any comments and should
have each option on a separate line. Options are listed as option=value. If you would like the
default value for an option, you do not need to include it in the optionfile. CustomerCode is the
one required option.Please refer to the example below.
This optionfile would install the software in a Lexia Reading folder and do so without
presenting the installation screens (silent install).

Sample Batch File
This batch file will install Lexia Reading silently into the Lexia folder, keep the display
settings unchanged, set the software to check for updates, hide the student password
during login, and use the proxy at 10.1.1.1 via port 8080. When done, the machine would
beep.


Sample Optionfile Contents
mode=unattended
installdir=C:\Program Files\Lexia Reading
customerCode=1234-1234-1234-1234
LexiaReading_6.0.0_us.exe --mode unattended --installdir "C:\Program
Files/Lexia" --customerCode 1234-1234-1234-1234 --resetMonitor 0 --
checkUpdates 1 --hidePassword 1 --enableProxy 1 --proxyAddress
10.1.1.1 --proxyPort 8080 @echo
Setup Information:
Setup Type: unspecified
Deployment Method Used: unspecified
Deployment Difficulty: unspecified
Platform(s): Windows
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