How to install Shopping Central using the interactive installer wizard or in unattended mode - also includes basic instructions on uninstalling Shopping Central.


If you do not have a valid license when you install Shopping 6.0, you will be able to automatically use a 30-day evaluation. If you have a Shopping 5.x license and are entitled to upgrade, or if you need to run Shopping beyond the evaluation period, contact  Sales  for a new license key.


If you're planning to use Shopping with Intune you should follow the instructions on Enabling Intune integration before starting the installation of Shopping central.

On this page:

Installing Shopping central with the wizard

To install the Shopping central components, start a command prompt with elevated rights using  Run as administrator , change directory to the location where you downloaded ShoppingCentral.msi  and run the following suggested command-line:

msiexec /i ShoppingCentral.msi /l*v ShoppingCentralInstaller.log


This screen provides the version number for Shopping and outlines what the wizard will do.

Click Next to go to the next screen.


Shopping Prerequisites

On the Prerequisites screen, background checks are run to ensure the prerequisites are met.

Click Next.


License Agreement

On the License Agreement screen, accept the license agreement.

Click Next.

License Agreement

Installation Type

On the Installation Type screen, choose from the following options, and then Click Next .

Installation OptionExplanation
Enable integration with Intune

Early in the Shopping Central installation wizard, when you specify the installation type you can indicate whether Intune integration should be enabled.

You can use Shopping 6.0 with Microsoft Intune in much the same way as with Configuration Manager.

You can do this by checking Enable integration with Intune.

Refer to Enabling Intune integration for details on how to:

  • Prepare Azure Active Directory applications
  • Configure Shopping integration during installation or upgrade
  • Configure Shopping Intune Integration after installation or upgrade
  • Enable Configuration Manager co-management.
Complete Install

Installs the Shopping Web application, Shopping APIs, Shopping database, Shopping Admin console and Shopping services.

Web Only

Installs only the Shopping Web on secondary devices.

It requires a complete Shopping installation to already exist on the network as the installer will prompt you for the host, port and IP address for the Shopping website.

Admin Console Only

Installs only the Admin console on secondary devices.

It requires a complete Shopping installation to already exist on the network as the installer will prompt you for the location of the Shopping database server.

Installation Type

Customer Information

 Enter the following and click Next:

  1.  The name and organization details
  2. license key for Shopping 
  3. license key for Windows Servicing Assistant (WSA). 

    If you are evaluating Shopping, leave the license key blank for a 30-day evaluation period.

    WSA does not have an evaluation period. If you do not have a license key for WSA leave the field blank; you will be able to create WSA applications in the Shopping Admin console but users will not be able to launch them.

Customer Information

Custom Setup

This corresponds to the installation type you chose in step 4.

You can change the default installation location for each component by selecting the component and click Change...

FeatureInstallation location
Complete  C:\Program Files (x86)\1E\Shopping\
Database  C:\Program Files (x86)\1E\Shopping\Database\
Website  C:\Program Files (x86)\1E\Shopping\WebSite\
Website ApplicationC:\Program Files (x86)\1E\Shopping\Website\Shopping\
WebAPI  C:\Program Files (x86)\1E\Shopping\WebSite\ShoppingAPI\
Service  C:\Program Files (x86)\1E\Shopping\CentralService\
Admin ConsoleC:\Program Files\1E\Shopping\AdminConsole\

Custom Setup

Database Server

Enter the following.

  1. The name of the SQL Server instance to host the Shopping database. Checks are made to see if the machine is an SQL Server. You have the option to drop any existing Shopping database. 

    If you are upgrading and want to preserve your existing data, ensure that you do not select the Drop any existing Shopping database option.

    The SQL Server Name defaults to (local) which sets Shopping to use the local machine to host the Shopping database. Both SQL alias and FQDN are supported for determining the SQL Server by the Shopping Central installer. You can also set a named instance using the format: <ServerName>\<InstanceName>.

    For example, if there is an SQL named instance called Admin on the server SMS01, populate the SQL Server Name: field with SMS01\Admin. You can also change the name for the Shopping database that gets created.

    When upgrading Shopping, if a database with that name already exists it will be upgraded, otherwise a new database will be created. If the default database name was changed for a previous Shopping installation, you will need to enter that name if you want it upgraded.
  2. If TLS 1.0 is disabled on either server that will host the Shopping website or SQL Server, then:

Click  Next.

Database Server

1E ActiveEfficiency Server

Enter the servername of the ActiveEfficiency Server (specifically the server where its Web API is installed). By default, this is the NetBIOS or FQDN name for the server where ActiveEfficiency server is installed but may be set to localhost if it is installed on the same server as the Shopping Central service. 

When ActiveEfficiency is installed using Tachyon Setup you can connect either using HTTP or HTTPS. In either case, the URL will be based on the settings made on the Website Configuration screen of the Tachyon Setup program. Please refer to Tachyon Setup: Website configuration for more details.

Whichever you choose, you will need to ensure that the ActiveEfficiency Server field is set to the same name as is used for the chosen HTTP or HTTPS binding. If this has been configured to use a custom port, you will need to include that as well.

To set a custom port in Shopping, add it to the end of the server name using the following notation: servername:portNo.

For example, if your Tachyon server FQDN is  ACME-TCN01.ACME.LOCAL  and your Tachyon DNS alias is  TACHYON.ACME.LOCAL, and these have been configured as the host headers on the Website Configuration screen of the Tachyon Setup program, then either of the following URLs can be used:

  • http://ACME-TCN01.ACME.LOCAL

If you have specified a custom port on the Website Configuration screen of the Tachyon Setup program then this should also be added to the URLs. For example:

  • http://ACME-TCN01.ACME.LOCAL:8080
  • https://TACHYON.ACME.LOCAL:8443

If ActiveEfficiency has been installed standalone and you have set a host header for ActiveEfficiency you can enter this into the field instead.  

ActiveEfficiency Server cannot be specified as a URL. 

When you click Next, the location will be validated for the presence of the ActiveEfficiency Web API.

1E ActiveEfficiency Server

Active Directory Integration

Enter the details to access an AD domain controller. This may be specified using the server name or the LDAP namespace. For example, a particular DC can be referenced using the server name such as ACMEDC01 or an AD namespace such as ACME.local.

The AD server value defaults to localhost. Change this to refer to the AD domain controller. For details about which DC to nominate, see Active Directory Requirements. Using the AD namespace is preferred in that if you specify a domain controller and that DC becomes unavailable, you won't be able to open the Shopping console.

Access to the AD server or namespace will be verified when you click Next.

Active Directory Integration

Service Account

Enter the name and password for the Shopping Central service domain account (it must have the appropriate security rights already, refer to Shopping Central service account for details.

For example, to set the ShoppingSrv service account for the ACME domain, enter ACME\ShoppingSrv in the User name: field. The name and password for the account will be verified when you click Next. You must also set an account or group to be used to validate communications from the Shopping Receivers, if you provide a:

  • Domain account, this same account must be used for all Shopping Receivers
  • Security group, all the accounts used for the Shopping Receivers must belong to this group.

This second option is of particular use when using the network service account for the Shopping Receivers. In this case, you simply add the computer account where the Receiver service is running to the security group provided here.

Click  Next.

Service Account

Exchange or SMTP Server

Enter the fully qualified domain name for your Exchange or SMTP server. The SMTP server name defaults to localhost for locally defined SMTP servers.

You can change the SMTP server name to an external server by entering its name into the field. For example, you could set the SMTP server name to the fully qualified server name for an Exchange server such as smtp.acme.local. The server entered will be verified when you click Next.

Click  Next.

Exchange or SMTP Server

System Center Configuration Manager integration

Enter the Configuration Manager server name (it defaults to local host) but you can set this to a remote server by entering the server name in the Configuration Manager Server field.

This is normally the Configuration Manager CAS site server but if you have multiple sites in your ConfigMgr hierarchy, this could be the ConfigMgr Primary site server for any sites you want to manage with Shopping.

Click  Next.

Systems Center Configuration Manager integration

Admin Console Node Security

Enter the Shopping security groups as described in Preparation: Shopping Console Access groups.

For example, we have created three Shopping security groups: 

These groups are required even if you are not using the Console Node Security feature. If you want to use the Console Node Security feature the ShoppingConsole_Admins group must be configured so that it has security permissions in AD to write to itself and to the two other groups.

Other permissions are added to the groups automatically during installation if the installation account has AD Rights to update these groups. The accounts will be validated and warnings are raised if problems are encountered.

Click  Next.

Admin Console Node Security

Shopping Management Accounts

Enter the details for specific accounts/groups used by Shopping to manage information, for more details please refer to Preparation: Shopping Administrator groups.

Admin accountRefers to the Shopping Administrators group that has default access to all the nodes in the Shopping Admin console and is able to see the Administration tab on the Shopping Web portal.
Reports access account  Refers to the Shopping Report Managers group, that is granted web access to reports, using the Reports tab on the Shopping Web portal, detailing the types of Shopping interactions that have been made.
License manager accountRefers to the License Managers group, whose members are sent emails of any license threshold notifications.

The entries will be validated and warnings are raised if problems are encountered. The installer searches for email addresses for the Admin and License manager accounts using each account's AD-defined mail field. If these are not found a warning is not displayed, and they will have to be added in the Shopping Admin Console Web settings post installation. 

1E recommend using AD Groups instead of individual accounts because groups can be managed outside of Shopping.

Click  Next.

Shopping management accounts

Website Configuration

Enter the port and host header for the Shopping Website. You can provide an IP address for it and if you want to be non-specific about the IP address, use *.

For further details, see Preparation: Shopping Central IIS configuration.

Click Next.

Please refer to Post-installation steps: To use Shopping website with HTTPS if you want to change to using HTTPS.

You must first install Shopping using an HTTP binding, and then change to HTTPS later.

HTTP is the default in Shopping 6.0. HTTPS is the default in Shopping 6.1 and later versions.

Website configuration

Shopping URL Prefix

Set the base URL for accessing the Shopping API so that the Shopping Central service can communicate with the Shopping Web. Typically, this is set to the host header you defined in the Web configuration screen

For example  http://shopping.acme.local  or if you have modified the port from its default,  http://shopping.acme.local:120

Click  Next.

SS16 - Shopping URL Prefix

Intune Integration

If you enabled integration with Intune, specify the Intune Integration details, then Click  Next.

Azure tenant ID

This is the same as your Azure tenant ID, available in the Overview node of your AAD console.

Service authentication client app ID

Available in the Overview node for the app in the App Registrations or Enterprise applications nodes of your AAD console.

Console authentication client app ID

Available in the Overview node for the app in the App Registrations or Enterprise applications nodes of your AAD console.

Intune Integration

Ready to Install the Program

Click Install to start the Shopping installation.

Ready to install the application

InstallShield Wizard Completed

When the installer completes, optionally check  Show the Windows Installer log, then click  Finish  to close the installer.

Install complete

Installing Shopping in unattended mode

You can install the Shopping Central service in unattended mode using the msiexec.exe command-line.

For example, to install all Shopping components with a Shopping service account, license it, setup the admin, reports and license manager accounts, define the Shopping security AD groups, locate the AD, SMTP, SQL and Configuration Manager server, then use an install script.

Command-line switches are described in Shopping Central installer properties.

Please note that:

  • If you use the example Shopping_Install.cmd then it must be placed in the same folder with the ShoppingCentral.msi
  • The ^  at the end of each line is a continuation character used by batch scripts and included for clarity.
  • We recommend removing the /qn to perform a dry run through installation and validate all the parameters first, this allows to visually see and confirm the values entered.
  • Any items which include spaces in the name or groups should be enclosed in quotes ""  as shown.

The IISHOSTHEADER property is a requirement for an unattended installation, in order to define the HTTP bindings for the Shopping Website. The bindings can also include:

  • IISIPADDRESS – you can provide a custom IP address for the Shopping Website, set it to * if you want it to be non-specific
  • IISPORT – the IIS port for the Shopping Website

Remove WSAPIDKEY if you are not using Windows Servicing Assistant.

Ensure that the parameters you provide are correct. No validation takes place for this part of the unattended installation nor are integration errors logged. If the integration fails, configure the parameters manually, refer to Integrating with Application Migration.

If you want to integrate Shopping with Application Migration, add the following command-lines (substitute the [parameters>] for your environment):


If you want to integrate Shopping with Intune, add the following command-lines (substitute the [parameters>] for your environment):

AZURETENANTID=[Azure tenant ID] ^
SERVICECLIENTAPPID=[service authentication app ID] ^
CONSOLECLIENTAPPID=[console authentication app ID] ^

Download Shopping_Install.cmd ...  

msiexec /i ShoppingCentral.msi ^
INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files (x86)\1E\Shopping" ^
SVCUSER=ACME\ShoppingSrv ^
SVCPASSWORD=svcpassword ^
PIDKEY=abcdef-1234-5678-8765-4321 ^
WSAPIDKEY=abcdef-1234-5678-8765-4321 ^
SMTP_SERVER_NAME=smtp.acme.local ^
IISHOSTHEADER=shopping.acme.local ^
SHOPPINGURLPREFIX=http://shopping.acme.local ^
DATABASE_MODE=multiuser ^
/l*v %temp%\ShoppingCentral-install.log /qn
@echo Press any key to close


Refer to Upgrading to Shopping 6.0 for details.

If you use the above script to upgrade Shopping, and the command-line encounters errors, a rollback occurs which may leave your production system in an unstable state. Should that happen, you can restore the database and the files from the backup you made.

If you are having trouble with the restore, contact 1E support for assistance.

Prior to running an upgrade (this is recommended and good practice):

  1. Backup your Shopping database (Shopping2).
  2. Backup the binaries and files in the installation folder typically located at: C:\Program Files (x86)\1E\Shopping. Ensure that you copy all folders and files.
  3. Test the unattended installation command-line in your lab environment to ensure it works before running it on your production environment.

Post Installation

See Post-installation steps.

Uninstalling Shopping

Shopping can be uninstalled from Windows Control Panel, Programs and Features or by running the ShoppingCentral.msi and choosing the Remove option. Alternatively, you can run a command-line to uninstall Shopping with: msiexec /x ShoppingCentral.msi /qb

When you uninstall Shopping central, its database (Shopping2) is left on the database server. If you subsequently reinstall Shopping, you have the option to drop the old database in the installer screen.