Introduction

Our Windows Installers contain a full client Windows Installer (MSI) package (built with Windows Installer v2.0). For network distribution, these instructions assume that the user has some working knowledge of Windows Installer, in particular, the deployment of MSI files. This package may be applied to any Windows operating system that supports Windows Installer v2.0.

Network server setup

  1. Download the MSI installer
  2. Double-click on the downloaded file (will look like Yenka_Setup_(MSI).exe)
  3. Please install this package to a shared folder in your application area.
  4. Please note: You must activate Yenka before deploying the package across your network. To do this run 'Yenka.exe' from the product's folder in your installation directory (<install path>\program files\Yenka\Software\Yenka.exe) and follow the Activation Instructions.

Installation

Installing an MSI package from the command line

  1. Open a Command Prompt
  2. From the command window, type:
    msiexec /i"<path to MSI file> \YK.msi "
    where: <path to MSI file> is the path to the Windows Installer package file. For example, you might need to type: msiexec /i"C:\Program Files\Yenka\YK.msi"
  3. Press ENTER
    Note: The Windows Installer service does allow the installation package to be installed silently, using the '/q' switch. For example: msiexec /i"C:\Program Files\Yenka\YK.msi" /q. Alternatively, the switch '/qb' will give an installation complete with progress indicator.

Uninstalling an MSI package from the command line

  1. Open a Command Prompt.
  2. From the command window, type:
    msiexec /x"<path to MSI file>\YK.msi"
    where: <path to MSI file> is the path to the Windows Installer package file
  3. Press ENTER