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This page provides information on how to silently install V-Ray.



A silent installation allows you to complete V-Ray installation without user input during the process using a predefined set of options. To set up a silent installation follow the instructions below.

Run the installation file from the command prompt with the -gui=0 argument

vray_adv_40001_rhino_6_win_x64.exe -gui=0

Follow the instructions of the install and set-up the installation the way you want to have it on all machines. This will create a file named config.xml in the folder of the installation file.

Run the installer with the following command:

vray_adv_40001_rhino_6_win_x64.exe -gui=0 -configFile="xml_file.xml" -quiet=1

The -quiet=1 argument will cause the installer to read the variable values from the .xml file and do the installation without user input. It will also accept the EULA. If you do not specify the -quiet=1 option, the installer will ask for a confirmation of each variable before proceeding.

Configuration File

The config.xml file holds configuration information about the settings of the installation. Below is an example of such a config file for V-Ray for Rhino 6:

 <Value DataType="value" Name="TELEMETRY">1</Value>
 <Value DataType="value" Name="REVERT_INSTALL">1</Value>
 <Value DataType="value" Name="INSTALL_RHINO_6">1</Value>
 <Value DataType="value" Name="INSTALL_SWARM">0</Value>
 <Value DataType="value" Name="INSTALL_LICENSE_SERVER">0</Value>
 <Value DataType="value" Name="OPEN_CHANGELOG">0</Value>
 <Value DataType="value" Name="REMOTE_LICENSE">1</Value>
 <Value DataType="value" Name="SHOULDUNINSTALL2">1</Value>
 <Value DataType="value" Name="INSTALL_CLOUD">1</Value>
 <Value DataType="value" Name="CLOUD_SHORTCUTS">1</Value>
 <Value DataType="value" Name="CLOUD_AUTO_DETECT_PROXY">1</Value>
 <Value DataType="value" Name="SWARM_SHORTCUTS">1</Value>
 <Value DataType="value" Name="SWARM_ENABLED">1</Value>
 <Value DataType="value" Name="SWARM__AUTO_DISCOVERY">1</Value>

Below is a description of the variables of the installer:


Specifies the installation type:

0 - Does not install V-Ray for Rhino 6.

1 - Installs V-Ray for Rhino 6.


The parameter is used when the installer encounters an error – it triggers uninstallation and removes the files that have been populated before the error appears. 

Should always be set to its default of 1.


Specifies whether or not to install V-Ray Swarm:

0 - Does not install Swarm.

1 - Installs Swarm.


Specifies whether or not to add V-Ray Swarm shortcuts to the Start menu:

0 - Does not create V-Ray Swarm shortcuts

1 - Creates V-Ray Swarm shortcuts


Specifies whether or not V-Ray Swarm will be enabled on this machine after installation:

0 - V-Ray Swarm is disabled 

1 - V-Ray Swarm is enabled


Specifies whether or not V-Ray Swarm will automatically try to discover other nodes:

0 - V-Ray Swarm will use a coordinator (localhost IP address set by default)

1 - V-Ray Swarm will try to discover and automatically determine the most suitable node to be coordinator.


Specifies whether or not to install the V-Ray license server:

0 - Does not install the V-Ray license server.

1 - Install the V-Ray license server.


Specifies whether or not to open the Change Log once the installation is complete:

0 - Does not open the Changelog.

1 - Opens the Changelog.


Specifies whether the V-Ray license server runs locally or on another machine:

0 - The license server runs locally on the same machine.

1 - The server is on a different machine in the network


Specifies if you want to Uninstall V-Ray for Rhino Version 2.0.

 0 - Does not uninstall Version 2.0 installation.

 1 - Uninstalls Version 2.0 installation.


Toggles the V-Ray Feedback program based on telemetry of V-Ray anonymous usage statistics.

0 - Disables V-Ray telemetry

1 - Enables V-Ray telemetry


Specifies whether or not to install Chaos Cloud Client App:

0 - Does not install Chaos Cloud Client App

1 - Installs Chaos Cloud Client App


Specifies whether or not to add Chaos Cloud shortcuts to the Start menu:

0 - Does not create Chaos Cloud Client App shortcuts

1 - Creates Chaos Cloud Client App shortcuts


Specifies whether or not Chaos Cloud will automatically detect proxy server:

0 - Does not detect proxy server

1 - Automatically detects proxy server



  • Running the installer with the -quiet=1 argument will also accept the EULA.
  • The V-Ray installer should not be run using administrative privilege.
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