This article applies to:
This item has been introduced in E-Prime 2.0 (18.104.22.168).
NOTE: This article applies to E-Prime 2.0 Professional.
E-Prime 2.0 Professional provides the ability to customize the E-Prime 2.0 installation via Windows Installer properties and E-Prime 2.0.ini file.
To take advantage of this feature, create and edit and E-Prime 2.0.ini file and dropping it into the same folder as the E-Prime 2.0.msi file prior to running the installation.
The E-Prime 2.0.ini file has one section [PublicProperties]followed by NAME=Value pairs that customize the installation. Note that all PUBLIC properties in Windows Installer must be UPPER CASE.
The following is a sample E-Prime 2.0.ini file that can be used in conjunction with msiexec:
The following is a listing of potential values that can be used for this customization.
|USERNAME||The value used for the user installing E-Prime 2.0|
|COMPANYNAME||The value used for the Institution installing E-Prime 2.0|
|ISX_SERIALNUM||The value used for the serial number to use for E-Prime 2.0|
|SILENTREGISTRATION||When this value is 1, the installation will take the values of USERNAME, COMPANYNAME, and ISX_SERIALNUM and register them with the E-Prime 2.0 LicenseManager. This is useful in silent installs to avoid having this prompt appear the first time an end user goes to run E-Studio, etc.|
|MACHINE.AUTOUPDATE.USEMACHINESETTINGS||When set to 1, this will instruct E-Studio to view all AutoUpdate settings to be applied per machine versus per user unique settings. This is useful to provide a consistent setting across any logins on the machine. End users with write access to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Psychology Software Tools\E-Prime\2.0\AutoUpdate will still remain capable of editing the AutoUpdate values. To prohibit, use standard Windows Security measures to block write access to this registry key.|
|MACHINE.AUTOUPDATE.NEVERPROMPTFORUPDATES||When set to 1, this value will configure AutoUpdate to never check for updates. This setting provides admins the ability to update E-Prime at their discretion.|
|MACHINE.OPTIONS.FIRSTOPEN.QUIET||When 1, this setting configures E-Studio to prohibit showing prompts, dialogs, welcome, copy samples, etc upon first load of E-Studio. This setting is useful for admins that routinely refresh machines (nightly, weekly, etc) where having these prompts appear each day would cause confusion and annoyance.|
|MACHINE.OPTIONS.FIRSTOPEN.PROHIBITCOPYRESOURCES||When 1, this setting configures E-Studio to select No to the Copy Samples And Tutorials prompt upon first open. Note that all E-Prime versions 22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.1990 contain a bug in which only a misspelling of "PROHIBITCOPYRESOURCES" will work: "PROHIBTCOPYRESOURCES". Versions before 188.8.131.52 and after 184.108.40.2060 use the proper spelling, "PROHIBITCOPYRESOURCES".|
|INSTALLDIR||When set to a full path, instructs the installation to install E-Prime to that location. This is useful in silent installations. Note in wizard installs, this value will override the value chosen by the end user. When omitted, E-Prime 2.0 will be installed into C:\Program Files\PST\E-Prime 2.0 or equiv.|