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You can preconfigure the Parasoft Test component during installation. Parasoft Test is a framework shipped with Parasoft products that enables many common functionalities, such as code analysis and test execution.

  1. Create a localsettings file that includes the options you want to preconfigure the installation with. See Localsettings for details on available options.
  2. Pass that localsettings file to the installer using the /configure or --configure parameter.
    For example:

    • Windows: /configure=<path-to-localsettings-file>

    • Unix: --configure <path-to-localsettings-file>

The localsettings file will be copied into the root directory of Parasoft Test as parasofttest.ini. Settings from that file are used to initialize a clean workspace during startup.

Tip - Other Ways to Configure Licenses

You can also configure licensing upon command line startup using -localsettings. For details, see Licensing.

If you want to apply settings to an existing workspace, you need to add an additional property to the localsettings file: enforce.configure=true. This overrides existing settings during the first startup after the installation/reinstallation.

Windows Options

Run installer in silent mode. The wizard and the background window are not displayed.
/DIR=<location>Destination location for installed product's files.
EclipseDir=<location>Location of target platform.
/Configure=<localsettings file>Pre-configure product during installation step.
/ParasoftTestDir=<location>Destination location for Parasoft Test's files (Use this option if Parasoft Test is not already installed). 

See for additional options and help.

Additional Notes about Windows Installation

  • If the same version (or a newer version) of Parasoft Test is installed on the machine, the localsettings file won't be copied during installation or reinstallation.
  • If the location passed in /ParasoftTestDir is different than the location of an existing Parasoft Test installation, the localsettings file won't be copied during reinstallation.

UNIX Options (for Linux, or Mac)

--install-dir <location>Destination location for installed product's files.
--configure <localsettings file>Pre-configure product during installation step.
--parasofttest-install-dir <location>Destination location for Parasoft Test's files.
--helpPrints the available command line options.


Installation on Windows
parasoft_virtualize_<version_arch>.exe /SILENT /DIR=<virtualize dir> /ParasoftTestDir=<parasofttest dir> /configure=<localsettings file>
parasoft_virtualize_<version_arch>_eclipse_plugin.exe /SILENT /DIR=<virtualize dir> /ParasoftTestDir=<para-softtest dir> /EclipseDir=<eclipse dir> /configure=<localsettings file>
parasoft_virtualize_<version> --non-interactive --install-dir <virtualize dir> --parasofttest
-install-dir <parasofttest dir> --configure=<localsettings file>
parasoft_virtualize_<version> --non-interactive --install-dir <virtualize dir> 
--parasofttest-install-dir <parasofttest dir> --target-location <eclipse dir> --configure=<localsettings file>

Sample localsettings File

Here is a sample localsettings file that configures Team Server and License.


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