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The driver setup supports unattended driver installation.

It can be done by either using the "cifX Driver Setup.exe" or one of the available MSI files.

MSI files are intended to be integrated into customer specific installation programs.
The prefered methode to install the Windows driver is to always use the "cifX Driver Setup.exe" program.


Note: MSI files are intended to be integrated into customer specific installation programs.
          The prefered methode to install the Windows driver is to always use the "cifX Driver Setup.exe" program.


Calling "cifX Driver Setup.exe" for unattended installation:

  • "cifX Driver Setup.exe" / quiet

Calling "cifX Device Driver X64.msi" or "cifX Device Driver X32.msi" for unattended installation

  • msiexec /i <MSI file name>.msi /quiet


Windows may show an UAC (User Account Controll) / Windows Security dialog when installing a driver.

There are several options to prevent such a dialog:

  • Temporarily deactivate the UAC from Windows
  • Installing a Hischer "Signing Certificate" on the computer before installing a driver

How to get a Hilscher Signing Cerificate

The Certificate can be exported from another Windows computer which has a driver already installed.

1. Install the CIFX Windows driver on a test system

2. If the "Windows Security" dialog apears check the "Always trust software...."

3. This will add the Hilscher ceritificate to the "Trusted Publisher" certificates (uses "CERTMGR.MSC" to verify.


4. CERTMGR.MSC also offers certification export function. Such an exported certificate can be installed on another system

Here you can find a  a description from Microsoft: https://msdn.microsoft.com/de-de/library/ms172241.aspx 

Windows Security Dialog still apears

Even with an install certification the "Windows Security" dialog still apears.

This looks like a Windows 7 problem only shown on some installations and known by Microsoft.
Microsoft offers a specal hotfix to solve this problem, please search the Microsoft knowledgebase for: KB2921916