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Since Windows XP there is a way for a GUI executable to attach to a console from which it was started. GUI executables are started in the background by default, therefore you have to use the start command like below to start it in the foreground and be able to enter information :

start /wait installer.exe -c


As a user with administrative privileges start the console installation by executing the following command in a CMD window:

(If you want to install the 32-bit version use FusionReactor_windows-x86_6_0_0.exe instead)

start /wait FusionReactor_windows-x64_6_0_0.exe -c

After a short while you will see the following output:

This will install FusionReactor on your computer.
OK [o, Enter], Cancel [c]

Press Enter to proceed with the installation and read and accept the license agreement:

I accept the agreement
Yes [1], No [2]

Next enter the directory where FusionReactor should be installed:

Where should FusionReactor be installed?

Define whether you want to create a Start Menu folder:

Create a Start Menu folder?
Yes [y, Enter], No [n]

Configure the program's shortcuts:

Where should Setup place the program's shortcuts?

Define the port for the built-in HTTP server:

The FusionReactor Administrator (FRAM) is used to manage individual
instances of FusionReactor, and provide the Enterprise Dashboard for the 
enterprise edition.
HTTP Port:

Define and validate the password for the FusionReactor Administrator user:

The Administrator password is required to log in to the FusionReactor
Administrator Manager to manage your FusionReactor instances.

Confirm the additional tasks the Setup should perform:

Select the additional tasks you would like the Setup to perform while
installing FusionReactor.
Create a desktop shortcut to FusionReactor Administrator?
Yes [y, Enter], No [n]
Start FusionReactor AM Service?
Yes [y, Enter], No [n]

Confirm the service configuration and completion of the installation:

The following service will be installed:
FusionReactor AM Service (listening on port 8087)
Continue with the installation?
OK [o, Enter], Cancel [c]

The Setup starts to extract and install files:

Extracting files ...

Please wait while Setup configures FusionReactor on your computer.
Configuring FusionReactor AM Service...
Configuring Desktop Shortcuts...
Configuring Shortcuts...
Installing FusionReactor AM Service...
Starting FusionReactor AM Service...
Installation completed

The installation will continue in the FusionReactor Instance Manager
(available on port 8087) which manages your FusionReactor instances.

You must use the Instance Manager to install or update your instances. You
may need to install a license beforehand.

Open http://localhost:8087/fusionreactor in your web browser and start
configuring instances.

Finishing installation ...

This completes the console installation of FusionReactor Administrator.

For more information on the next steps of using the Instance Manager to install or update your instances, see Completing the FRAM install - bringing instances online.

Reinstallling and Updating

You can also use the console installer to

  • Reinstall FusionReactor
  • Update a previous FusionReactor 4.x version

The console installer will guide you through these cases.


As a user with administrative privileges Start the console uninstallation by executing the following command inside the FusionReactor directory in a CMD window:

C:\FusionReactor>start /wait uninstall.exe -c

After a short while you will see the following output:

Are you sure you want to completely remove FusionReactor and all of its components?
Yes [y, Enter], No [n]

Press Enter to proceed with the uninstallation.

Uninstalling FusionReactor 6.0.0 ...
FusionReactor was successfully removed from your computer.
Finishing uninstallation ...

This completes the console uninstallation of FusionReactor Administrator.

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