Installing the client from a Command Line and Silent installs with downloaded files

NOTE: You will likely need the full download, and not the web download. Let us know and we can give you a link to download it.

NOTE: You must have .Net 4 or 4.5 installed prior to running this command line install. [You can download .NET 4.5 here](

NOTE: The installation must be ran from an Administrative command prompt.

This is specifically for installing the client only. You will need an existing database hosted on a server for this to work. This will not work as a stand alone install.

  1. Extract the MSI from the bootstrapper:
    "C:\path\to\FoodPro+Full+Setup.exe" /EXTRACTMSI:"c:\path\to\FoodPro+Full+Setup.msi"
  2. Create a UDL file. Enter your connection information and make sure the Test Connection succeeds. Then save the UDL file and open it in Notepad. Save the "Connection String"
  3. Run the windows installer package:
    msiexec /i "c:\path\to\FoodPro+Full+Setup.msi" /qn CUSTOMERNUM=<customer  number> SERIALKEY=<serial key including dashes> DBCONNECTIONSTRING="<connection string from the UDL file>"  ADDLOCAL=Client /l*v "%temp%\EshaInstallCommandLine.log"
  4. Run the CrystalReports installer package:
    msiexec /I "c:\program files (x86)\esha research\foodprosql\crystalreports.msi" /passive
  5. Run the novapdf installer package:
    "c:\program files (x86)\esha research\foodprosql\installnovapdf_fp.bat"


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