Installing the client from a Command Line and Silent installs with downloaded files

For Food Processor 11.4 and newer versions

Standard Install

"path\to\FoodPro Setup-#.#.#.exe" CUSTOMERNUMBER=XXXXX LICENSESTRING=XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX [INSTALLFOLDER="\path\in\quotes"] [/silent] [/passive]

Client Only


If you have a SQL connection string you can use that instead of specifying the server named and database name. Use SQLCONNECTIONSTRING= instead of DATABASENAME= and INSTANCENAME=

"path\to\FoodPro Setup-#.#.#.exe" CUSTOMERNUMBER=XXXXX LICENSESTRING=XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX SQLCONNECTIONSTRING="some=connection;string=in;quotes;" [INSTALLFOLDER="\path\in\quotes"] INSTALLSERVER= [/silent] [/passive]

Server Only



Optional switches (do not include both)

  • /silent - no user interface (suppresses progress bars), and does not accept or require user input.

  • /passive - minimal user interface, shows progress bars but does not accept or require user input.

Example client installation:

"c:\temp\FoodPro Setup-11.4.412.exe" CUSTOMERNUMBER=12345 LICENSESTRING=1234-1234-1234-1234-1234-1234-1234-1234 DATABASENAME="eshadata" INSTANCENAME="Server\ESHA" INSTALLSERVER= /silent


For version 11.3 and earlier versions follow the instructions below:

NOTE: You will likely need the full download, and not the web download. Let us know and we can give you a link to download it.

NOTE: You must have .Net 4 or 4.5 installed prior to running this command line install. [You can download .NET 4.5 here](

NOTE: The installation must be ran from an Administrative command prompt.

This is specifically for installing the client only. You will need an existing database hosted on a server for this to work. This will not work as a stand alone install.

  1. Extract the MSI from the bootstrapper:
    "C:\path\to\FoodPro+Full+Setup.exe" /EXTRACTMSI:"c:\path\to\FoodPro+Full+Setup.msi"
  2. Create a UDL file. Enter your connection information and make sure the Test Connection succeeds. Then save the UDL file and open it in Notepad. Save the "Connection String"
  3. Run the windows installer package:
    msiexec /i "c:\path\to\FoodPro+Full+Setup.msi" /qn CUSTOMERNUM=<customer  number> SERIALKEY=<serial key including dashes> DBCONNECTIONSTRING="<connection string from the UDL file>"  ADDLOCAL=Client /l*v "%temp%\EshaInstallCommandLine.log"
  4. Run the CrystalReports installer package:
    msiexec /I "c:\program files (x86)\esha research\foodprosql\crystalreports.msi" /passive
  5. Run the novapdf installer package:
    "c:\program files (x86)\esha research\foodprosql\installnovapdf_fp.bat"


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