Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE 2011 for Windows Silent Installation Guide

"Silent" installation really means "non-interactive" installation of the product. Assuming there are no problems during the installation, the silent install method allows the user to perform a command line installation of an entire package with no need to answer prompts or make product selections.

To run the silent install, follow these steps:

    • Make sure that a working product license is in place before beginning. The file should be human-readable and located in a standard Intel license file directory, such as %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Intel\Licenses

    • Un-pack the VTune_Amplifier_XE_2011_setup.exe self extracting archive. For example, if you have your installation package in the C:\Downloads directory, open command prompt and run the command:

>cd C:\Downloads


>VTune_Amplifier_XE_2011_setup.exe --silent --extract-only

By default the self extracting archive silently uncompresses the installation package to the %ProgramFiles%\Intel\Download\VTune_Amplifier_XE_2011_setup directory.

Use the --extract-folder <extract-folder> option to specify a different directory for the uncompressed package.

To get more help on self-extracting archive options, use the following command:

>VTune_Amplifier_XE_2011_setup.exe -help

  • Run the silent install by launching the setup.exe program as a user with Administrative privileges:

    >cd %ProgramFiles%\Intel\Download\VTune_Amplifier_XE_2011_setup


    >setup.exe install --eula=accept --output=<report-file>

    With this command, the setup.exe application installs the product into a default directory using either the existing license or the specified license file or serial number for activation.

  • That's it! The silent install is complete.

    Note: the report file contains information on whether the installation was successful.


A few comments on the silent install command options:


The use of --eula=accept means you accept all terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement. Silent installation will not continue without this option.


This option tells the install program to put the information reported during the installation into the specified file. This option cannot be omitted.



Options set in the command line allow the user to activate the product with either a license file or serial number and customize the installation location. If you have a serial number, choose the --sn option.

If you have a license file located somewhere other than the default location, choose the --license option. You can specify either the license file or the containing folder. If a folder is specified, the install program will look for *.lic files in that folder.

If you omit both of these options the install program will look for an existing license in the default location.

Note: --sn option requires an Internet connection.


This option specifies the path to the installation directory. Use it if you need a specific installation path for the product.


This option forces the install program to remove any currently installed version of the product. If this option is not specified, the install program will remove only the product which version corresponds to this package. Applicable within a major version of the product.

Following is an example of a command for the silent installation into a non-default directory with a license file located in a non-default location:

>setup.exe install --eula=accept --license=C:\Licenses\ --installdir="C:\Intel Tools" --update=always --output=C:\temp\install_out.txt

For silent uninstalling of the product, use the following command:

>setup.exe remove --output=<report-file>

To get more help on setup.exe options, use the following command:

>setup.exe -help


As noted in the Intel® Software Development Product End User License Agreement, the Intel® Software Development Product you install will send Intel the product’s serial number and other system information to help Intel improve the product and validate license compliance. No personal information will be transmitted.

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