Internet Explorer 9 installer command line switches

Internet Explorer 9 installer is packaged as a self-extracting setup that run an update package (*.msu) that is contained inside the package. Here is a complete list of available command line switches that may be useful while deploying Internet Explorer 9.

The command-line options in the following table are available with Windows Internet Explorer 9 RC for Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

/help Display the list of all available command line switches
/passive Run the installation without any input from the user.
/quiet Identical to /passive
/update-no Do not check for Internet Explorer updates.
/closeprograms Close programs automatically to allow installation without rebooting the system.
/norestart Do not restart after installation has completed.
/forcerestart If a restart is required after installation, restart automatically.
/log:<path> Create a log file at :<path>.
/x:<path> Extract the installation package contents at :<path>.

You can get the list of all options by passing /help to IE9 offline installer.

To pass these command line options, Open Command Prompt and execute the installer with following syntax.

C:\>IE9-Windows7-x86-enu.exe <switch>

Example: C:\>IE9-Windows7-x86-enu.exe /help

Applies To:

  • Internet Explorer 9 RC