3139: Installing Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 from Windows Command-Line

To install Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Agent for Windows from command-line you need to extract the installation package and then issue the msiexec command with the necessary switches

This article applies to:

  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server (Agent for Windows)
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Server for Windows (Standalone)
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server - Small Business Server Edition (Agent for Windows)
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Workstation
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Workstation (Standalone)
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server - Virtual Edition (Agent for Windows)

Introduction

It is generally recommended to install the product though the Graphical User Interface, by running the .exe package. In larger environments you may install the product using the remote installation wizard.

In very large environments it is recommended to install the product using a transformation file (mst) & Group policy deployment, please see the installation guide.

However, in some custom scenarios, one may also install the Product directly from the cmd. This article will describe how to do it.

For information how to install Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Agent for Windows using Group Policy, please see Page 19 of Installation Guide and Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced: Updating an Acronis Agent using Group Policy.

For other Acronis products please see Installing an Acronis Product from Command-Line.

Solution

  1. Extract the Acronis Agent:
    • Launch the product installation package:

    • Select Agent for Windows (AcronisAgentWindows.msi) and provide a path where to extract the msi file to:

            

    • Click Extract to start the operation:

  2. Please make sure that you are logged in as the (Domain) Administrator and then either create a batch file or go to the Run prompt (Start -> Run) and issue the following command:

    (!) Please note, by default, if a reboot is required, then the machine will automatically reboot without user interaction. To avoid this from happening, please add the /norestart parameter to the end of your installation command.

    Upgrading from Acronis True Image Echo to Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Standalone Edition

    msiexec /i C:\AcronisAgentWindows.msi OLD_PIDKEY=[Acronis True Image Echo Serial Key] PIDKEY=[Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Upgrade Serial Key] USE_LICENSE_SERVER=0 /qb

    Installing Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Standalone Edition

    msiexec /i C:\AcronisAgentWindows.msi PIDKEY=[Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Serial Key] USE_LICENSE_SERVER=0 /qb

    Installing Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Edition or Upgrading from Acronis True Image Echo to Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Edition

    msiexec /i "C:\AcronisAgentWindows.msi" LICENSE_SERVER=[IP Address or Name of License Server] MMS_CMS_ADDRESS=[IP Address or Name of Acronis Management Server] MMS_CMS_USER_NAME=[Account with Access to the Acronis Management Server] MMS_CMS_PASSWORD=Password GS_SERVICE_USERNAME=[Account for the Acronis Agent] GS_SERVICE_PASSWORD=[Password] /qb

    Updating from One Build of Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 to Another

    msiexec /i "c:\AcronisAgentWindows.msi" ADDLOCAL=ALL /qb

    Description of parameters:

    msiexec /i "c:\MSIPath.msi" - path to the msiexec file. (This can be a UNC path; e.g. \\myserver\install\...msi);

    LICENSE_SERVER=10.250.148.201 - IP Address or Name of the Acronis License Server;

    MMS_CMS_ADDRESS=10.250.148.201 - IP Address or Name of the Acronis Management Server;

    MMS_CMS_USER_NAME=Administrator - username to access the Acronis Management Server;

    MMS_CMS_PASSWORD=Password - password to access the Acronis Management Server;

    GS_SERVICE_USERNAME=.\administrator - username under which the Acronis Agent will be run (e.g. Domain\Administrator);

    GS_SERVICE_PASSWORD=Password - password under which the Acronis Agent will be run;

    /qb - this parameter is required for unattended installation. Use /qb for partial gui and /q for silent install; /qr for a dialog box at the end of the installation.

    REINSTALL=ALL - this parameter is required to upgrade or reinstall the software;

    REINSTALLMODE=vomus - this parameter is required to upgrade or reinstall the software.

    /l*v c:\Logpath.log - this parameter will create an MSI log of the installation.

  3. Examples

    Updating from one build of Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 to another, where the MSI file is located on a remote share, logging of the computer is enabled and automatic reboot is suppressed:

    msiexec /i "\\MyServer\Installationfiles\AcronisAgentWindows.msi" ADDLOCAL=ALL /qb /l*v \\MyServer\Acronislogs\%COMPUTERNAME%.log /norestart

    Acronis Backup and Recovery 10 Advanced Edition:

    Acronis Agent:

    msiexec /i "c:\AcronisAgentWindows.msi" LICENSE_SERVER=10.250.148.201 MMS_CMS_ADDRESS=10.250.148.201 GS_SERVICE_USERNAME=.\administrator GS_SERVICE_PASSWORD=MyPasswordGoesHere MMS_CMS_USER_NAME=Administrator MMS_CMS_PASSWORD=Password /qb

    Acronis Universal Restore:

    msiexec /i "c:\AcronisUniversalRestore.msi" LICENSE_SERVER=192.168.0.1 /qb

    Deduplication:

    msiexec /i "c:\AcronisDeduplication.msi" LICENSE_SERVER=192.168.0.1 /qb

    Acronis Bootable Media Components:

    msiexec /i "c:\AcronisBootableComponentsMediaBuilder.msi" LICENSE_SERVER=192.168.0.1 /qb

    Acronis Management Console:

    msiexec /i "c:\AcronisManagementConsole.msi" /qb

    (!) You may want to use the @ECHO OFF batch file parameter to avoid the password from being displayed on the screen. As an alternative, you may create transformation files which incorporate the information above in an MST file. Then launch the .msi file with the MST file as the parameter. Please see Page 19 of Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Installation Guide for more information.

    (!) Please run the commands under an administrative account.

    Acronis Backup and Recovery 10 Standalone Edition:

    Acronis Agent:

    msiexec /i C:\AcronisAgentWindows.msi PIDKEY=YHPLB4QX-AAXQPBMU-MQ25FQ7C-R32PGYT-P4Z3ZWBP-RLP455GB-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx USE_LICENSE_SERVER=0 GS_SERVICE_USERNAME=.\administrator GS_SERVICE_PASSWORD=MyPasswordGoesHere /qb

    Acronis Management Console:

    msiexec /i "c:\AcronisManagementConsole.msi" /qb

    Acronis Universal Restore:

    msiexec /i C:\AcronisUniversalRestore.msi PIDKEY=5URGY24B-35FSBTEV-YCA67C7N-CYE7UP2R-KSTGXUB3-TSHRSNLY-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx USE_LICENSE_SERVER=0 /qb

    (!) Please run the commands under an administrative account.

More information

See also:

In earlier builds, such as Build 11345, to update you would use the REINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=vomus parameter. In Build 11639, you now use the ADDLOCAL=ALL above. If you have set up scripts with this parameter, please edit your script.

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