Silent or Unattended Install

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If you plan to install TN3270 Plus on a large number of workstations, you may want to automate the installation. A silent or unattended install allows you to install TN3270 Plus using a single command from the Windows command line.

Silent Install

Use one of the following commands to install TN3270 Plus.

TN3270PlusSetup.exe /s /v/qn

Installs TN3270 Plus for the current user.

TN3270PlusSetup.exe /s /v"/qn ALLUSERS=1"

Installs TN3270 Plus for all users.

TN3270PlusSetup /s /v"/qn INSTALLDIR=\"f:\My Test""

Installs TN3270 Plus in the specified directory

The silent install uses the following default settings:


Application Folder

c:\Program Files\SDI\TN3270 Plus
c:\Program Files (x86)\SDI\TN3270 Plus   (64-bit)

Application Data Folder

Windows 11/10/8/7 Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012/2008:
C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\SDI\TN3270 Plus\
Windows 2003/XP/2000:
C:\Documents and Settings\user_name\Application Data\SDI\TN3270 Plus\


Adding Configuration Files

If you want to pre-configure settings for your users, you will need to copy TN3270 Plus configuration files into the user's Application Data Folder. We recommend you set up one TN3270 Plus workstation with all the desired settings and then copy the configuration files from that workstation to your other users' workstations.


Adding Preferences

The steps above are all that is needed for most installations. However, if you want to include TN3270 Plus preferences (Setup, Preferences) in your pre-configured system, you need to add TN3270 Plus registry entries to each user's system.


Export the TN3270 Plus Registry entries from your pre-configured workstation. To export the TN3270 Plus Registry entries, run "regedit.exe". In the Registry Editor, select the following folder:




Open the Registry menu and select Export Registry File... Save the exported file as "tn3270.reg". The exported file can be imported to the receiving system by the following command. The "-s" switch suppresses information dialog boxes.


regedit -s c:\path\tn3270.reg


TN3270 Plus is continually being improved. To learn more about the latest enhancements, please review our Version History web page.