Name

setupwiz — MiKTeX setup wizard

Synopsis

basic-miktex-2.9.xxxx.exe [options]

setup-2.9.xxxx.exe [options]

Description

MiKTeX Setup Wizard is used to install MiKTeX.

There a two instances of the installer:

Basic MiKTeX Installer (basic-miktex-2.9.xxxx.exe)

Basic MiKTeX Installer is used to set up a basic MiKTeX system. All required resources are embedded in the installer, i.e., nothing else needs to be downloaded from the Internet.

MiKTeX Net Installer (setup-2.9.xxxx.exe)

MiKTeX Net Installer is used to set up a complete MiKTeX system. In a first step, all required resources will be downloaded from the Internet. In a second step, a complete MiKTeX system is installed.

Both installers read command-line options from the file setupwiz.opt, if it exists.

Options

--allow-unattended-reboot

Restart the system, if necessary.

--common-config=dir

Set the location of the common configuration directory. This option requires administrator privileges.

--common-data=dir

Set the location of the common data directory. This option requires administrator privileges.

--common-install=dir

Set the common installation directory. This option requires administrator privileges.

--common-roots=dirs

Register additional directories for all users. dirs must be a semicolon-separated list of fully qualified path names. This option requires administrator privileges.

Environment variables (<VARNAME>) can be used.

--download-only

Download all required packages, but do not otherwise install MiKTeX.

--dry-run

Simulate. No files shall be downloaded and/or installed.

--install-from-local-repository

Install MiKTeX from a directory (to be specified with the --local-package-repository option).

--local-package-repository=dir

Download into (Install from) the specified directory.

--no-additional-roots

Do not integrate additional TEXMF root directories into the MiKTeX setup.

--no-registry

Do not store path information in the Windows Registry but write the startup configuration file (miktexstartup.ini).

--package-set=set

Download/Install the specified package set. This must be one of basic, complete.

--portable

Setup MiKTeX Portable.

--private

Install MiKTeX for the current user only.

--program-folder=name

Add shortcuts to the specified program folder.

--remote-package-repository=url

Download from the specified the URL.

--shared

Install MiKTeX for everyone using this computer. This option requires administrator privileges.

--unattended

Run in unattended mode.

--user-config=dir

Set the location of the configuration directory for the current user.

Environment variables (<VARNAME>) can be used. See the example below.

--user-data=dir

Set the location of the data directory for the current user.

Environment variables (<VARNAME>) can be used. See the example below.

--user-install=dir

Set the user installation directory.

Environment variables (<VARNAME>) can be used. See the example below.

--user-roots=dirs

Register additional directories for the current user. dirs must be a semicolon-separated list of fully qualified path names.

Environment variables (<VARNAME>) can be used.

Examples

In this example, MiKTeX is installed from a network share (\\server\miktex\repository). User directories are specified by using environment variables (<VARNAME>) which are expanded at run-time.

> setupwiz --install-from-local-repository ^
  --local-package-repository==\\server\miktex\repository ^
  --package-set=complete ^
  --shared ^
  --user-config=^<APPDATA^>\MiKTeX\2.9 ^
  --user-data=^<LOCALAPPDATA^>\MiKTeX\2.9 ^
  --user-install=^<APPDATA^>\MiKTeX\2.9