To see what parameters you can use, execute the following from the command line:
where install-file for the following products is as follows:
See the Examples section further in this topic for examples of some of the parameters you can use.
A standard installation downloads and installs the latest versions of the Microsoft Build Tools (for Visual Studio 2017) and the Windows 10 SDK packages to their default locations. Using the following option, you can skip installation of these packages, thus reducing the footprint and duration of the installation. See Microsoft Package Dependencies to see if you can safely skip installing these packages.
An offline installation is one where the client running an install is not connected to the internet; the problem this presents is that the installer cannot download and install certain file and package dependencies; see Microsoft Package Dependencies. In such circumstances, an administrator (or at least someone connected to the internet) must download and make any dependencies available on the local network beforehand.
To prepare an offline installation, the administrator should run their own (online) installation using the downloadmstools parameter: this downloads the package dependencies to <directory>, which should be a fully-qualified path to a location accessible to the client when they run an installation.
start /wait vce_60.exe /q downloadmstools=<directory>
A client can then run an offline installation by pointing their installer at the location of the packages:
This command runs a full product install; during which it uses the locally-accessible <directory> to install the package dependencies.
start /wait install-file.exe /q [parameters]
start /wait vce_60.exe /q InstallFolder=c:\DirectoryName
start /wait vce_60.exe /q InstallFolder2=c:\EclipseInstallDirectory