PDF-XChange Editor Silent Install (How-To Guide)


PDF-XChange Editor offers one of the fastest and most feature-rich options available worldwide to create, view, edit and annotate PDF files. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of PDF-XChange Editor from the command line using the both the EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install PDF-XChange Editor Silently

PDF-XChange Editor Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-editor
  2. Select Zipped EXE Installer (32/64 bit) from Download drop-down
  3. Download & Copy the PDFXVEx.zip to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Extract the PDFXVEx.exe from PDFXVEx.zip using 7-Zip to C:\Downloads
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following command: PDFXVEx.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  8. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the PDF-XChange Editor Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:PDF-XChange Editor
Vendor:Tracker Software
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:PDFXVEx.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:PDFXVEx.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart
Repair Command:PDFXVEx.exe /repair /quiet /norestart
Download Link:https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-editor
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/pdf-xchange-editor-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-pdf-xchange-editor-powershell/

PDF-XChange Editor Silent Install (MSI) on 32-bit Systems

  1. Navigate to: https://www.tracker-software.com/product/downloads
  2. Select the 32 bit MSI Installer from the drop-down
  3. Download the EditorVx.x86.msi to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: MsiExec.exe /i EditorVx.x86.msi /qn
  7. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the PDF-XChange Editor Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:PDF-XChange Editor
Vendor:Tracker Software
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i EditorVx.x86.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x EditorVx.x86.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa EditorVx.x86.msi /qn
Download Link:https://www.tracker-software.com/product/downloads
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/pdf-xchange-editor-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-pdf-xchange-editor-powershell/

PDF-XChange Editor Silent Install (MSI) on 64-bit Systems

  1. Navigate to: https://www.tracker-software.com/product/downloads
  2. Select the 64 bit MSI Installer from the drop-down
  3. Download the EditorVx.x64.msi to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: MsiExec.exe /i EditorVx.x64.msi /qn
  7. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the PDF-XChange Editor Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:PDF-XChange Editor
Vendor:Tracker Software
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i EditorVx.x64.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x EditorVx.x64.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa EditorVx.x64.msi /qn
Download Link:https://www.tracker-software.com/product/downloads
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/pdf-xchange-editor-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-pdf-xchange-editor-powershell/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.

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Additional Configurations

Create a PDF-XChange Editor Installation Log File

The PDF-XChange Editor installers offer the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following command to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

PDFXVEx.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\PDFXEdit-Install.log"
MsiExec.exe /i EditorVx.x86.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\PDFXEditx86-Install.log"
MsiExec.exe /i EditorVx.x64.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\PDFXEditx64-Install.log"

Change the PDF-XChange Editor Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing PDF-XChange Editor to “C:\Tracker Software\PDF Editor”

PDFXVEx.exe /install /quiet /norestart INSTALLLOCATION="C:\Tracker Software\PDF Editor"
MsiExec.exe /i EditorVx.x64.msi INSTALLLOCATION="C:\Tracker Software\PDF Editor" /qn

Do Not Create a PDF-XChange Editor Start Menu Folder

PDFXVEx.exe /install /quiet /norestart PROGRAMSMENU_SHORTCUTS=0
MsiExec.exe /i EditorVx.x64.msi PROGRAMSMENU_SHORTCUTS=0 /qn

Do Not Create PDF-XChange Editor Desktop Icons

PDFXVEx.exe /install /quiet /norestart DESKTOP_SHORTCUTS=0
MsiExec.exe /i EditorVx.x64.msi DESKTOP_SHORTCUTS=0 /qn

Do Not Set PDF-Xchange Editor as Default Application for PDF Files

PDFXVEx.exe /install /quiet /norestart SET_AS_DEFAULT=0
MsiExec.exe /i EditorVx.x64.msi SET_AS_DEFAULT=0 /qn

Do Not Show PDF Files in Browsers

PDFXVEx.exe /install /quiet /norestart VIEW_IN_BROWSERS=0
MsiExec.exe /i EditorVx.x64.msi VIEW_IN_BROWSERS=0 /qn

Set Printer “PDF-XChange Lite” As Default

PDFXVEx.exe /install /quiet /norestart SET_LITE_AS_DEFAULT=1
MsiExec.exe /i EditorVx.x64.msi SET_LITE_AS_DEFAULT=1 /qn

Do Not Install Tracker Updater

PDFXVEx.exe /install /quiet /norestart NOUPDATER=1
MsiExec.exe /i EditorVx.x64.msi NOUPDATER=1 /qn

Do Not Add Task to Task Scheduler to Check for Software Updates

PDFXVEx.exe /install /quiet /norestart SCHEDULEUPDATER=0
MsiExec.exe /i EditorVx.x64.msi SCHEDULEUPDATER=0 /qn

Specify the Printer Name. The default value is “PDF-XChange Lite”

PDFXVEx.exe /install /quiet /norestart PNAME=<printer name>
MsiExec.exe /i EditorVx.x64.msi PNAME=<printer name> /qn

Specify the Username to Which Applications Will Be Registered

PDFXVEx.exe /install /quiet /norestart USERNAME=<username>
MsiExec.exe /i EditorVx.x64.msi USERNAME=<username> /qn

Specify the Organization Name to Which Applications Will Be Registered

PDFXVEx.exe /install /quiet /norestart ORGANIZATION=<organization name>
MsiExec.exe /i EditorVx.x64.msi ORGANIZATION=<organization name> /qn

Specify the User Email

PDFXVEx.exe /install /quiet /norestart USERMAIL=<user email>
MsiExec.exe /i EditorVx.x64.msi USERMAIL=<user email> /qn

Specify the UNC location of the PDF-XChange Editor License Vault File (.xcvault)

PDFXVEx.exe /install /quiet /norestart KEYFILE=<path to xcvault file>
MsiExec.exe /i EditorVx.x64.msi KEYFILE=<path to xcvault file> /qn

Specify the PDF-XChange Editor Registration Key

PDFXVEx.exe /install /quiet /norestart KEYDATA=<registration key>
MsiExec.exe /i EditorVx.x64.msi KEYDATA=<registration key> /qn

How to Uninstall PDF-XChange Editor Silently

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  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

PDF-XChange Editor Silent Uninstall (EXE)

PDFXVEx.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart

PDF-XChange Editor Silent Uninstall (MSI) on 32-bit Systems

MsiExec.exe /x EditorVx.x86.msi /qn

PDF-XChange Editor Silent Uninstall (MSI) on 64-bit Systems

MsiExec.exe /x EditorVx.x64.msi /qn

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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