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Installing PDF2XL from the Command Line
Installing PDF2XL from the Command Line

How to install PDF2XL using CLI

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Written by PDF2XL Support
Updated over a week ago

Occasionally, you may want to install your PDF2XL software from the command line. 

It's as simple as running the following from the command line:

​msiexec /i "<installer path>.msi" 

NOTE: <installer path> is the full path to where you downloaded your install file. Find the correct path for your version here.


If User "john" downloaded the install file to the Downloads folder, the command would look like this:

msiexec /i "C:\Users\john\Downloads"\pdf2xl.msi

If the path has spaces, the path must be surrounded by quotes:


msiexec /i "C:\Users\john\Downloads\File Conversions"\pdf2xl.msi

If you include the /qn command, it should install without user interaction:

msiexec /i "C:\Users\john\Downloads"\pdf2xl.msi /qn

After installing pdf2xl you can run the following script to activate the software (requires internet access):

​pdf2xl.exe -email=<[email protected]> -pass=<userpassword> -noui

The <[email protected]> and <userpassword> must be replaced by the user/password, respectively.

In order to comply with our Terms of Service, the <[email protected]> must match the user that is logging on the system.

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