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Installing ArcGIS Workflow Manager (Classic) Server silently

Available with Workflow Manager license.

ArcGIS Workflow Manager (Classic) Server can be installed without a user interface by running the setup.exe command from the command prompt window.


Do the following before you install ArcGIS Workflow Manager (Classic) Server:

  • Verify that your site meets the system requirements.
  • Obtain an authorization file for the machine where you'll install ArcGIS Workflow Manager (Classic) Server.
  • Log in with an account that has administrative privileges.
  • Install ArcGIS Server.

In certain scenarios, the ArcGIS Server account can be set to Local System before installing ArcGIS Workflow Manager (Classic) Server. In these scenarios, it is recommended that you change the ArcGIS Server account by running the Configure ArcGIS Server Account utility.


ArcGIS Workflow Manager (Classic) Server is installed by default. The Web Viewer is not installed by default and must be installed using the ADDLOCAL parameter.

The following are the parameters in the command:


ADDLOCAL (optional)

An optional parameter that can be used to define which software features are installed. The feature names are as follows:

  • ArcGIS Workflow Manager (Classic) Server—Server
  • Web Viewers—WebViewers


/qb, which provides a basic UI with a progress bar and error handling.

Silent install

To install ArcGIS Workflow Manager (Classic) Server silently, complete the following steps:

  1. Open a command prompt window.
  2. Execute one of the following commands based on the features you want to install:

    To only install ArcGIS Workflow Manager (Classic) Server, use this command.

    \\<machinename>\ArcGIS_Workflow_Manager_for_Server\setup.exe /qb

    To install the Web Viewers, use this command. ArcGIS Workflow Manager (Classic) Server is installed first, followed by the Web Viewers.

    \\<machinename>\ArcGIS_Workflow_Manager_for_Server\setup.exe /qb ADDLOCAL=WebViewers

    To install all ArcGIS Workflow Manager (Classic) Server features, use this command.

    \\<machinename>\ArcGIS_Workflow_Manager_for_Server\setup.exe /qb ADDLOCAL=ALL