SalesLogix Client Command-Line Arguments

The question about passing login details to the SalesLogix.exe coms up often and I can never seem to remember them. They are are a pain to find (not sure they are really documented anywhere), so I thought it was time to post them here.

The SalesLogix Client has a series of command line switches which can be used to log into the client. For example, a desktop shortcut can be created containing parameters to log the user into a desired database. The switches are as follows:

Switch Description
/n Specifies the username
/p Specifies the user password
/b Specifies the “log on to” database connection
/NOSPLASH Removes the splash screen
/ADMINOVERRIDE Allows you to login a remote database as Admin with SalesLogix Administrator (still limited functionality)
/NOUSERCONFIG With this option, your menus and toolbars are loaded, but are not active. You can edit the menus and toolbars, but they do not function. To re-enable the menus and toolbars, you must shutdown SalesLogix and restart it without the command line option.
/BYPASSNTLOGIN Used to bypass the Windows Authentication if you have the windows authentication option enabled and want to specify a different user/password at the login dialog

So, if you want SalesLogix to automatically log in to the “SLX” database with user “rfarley” and password “mypassword”, create a shortcut with the command line as follows:

"C:Program FilesSalesLogixSalesLogix.exe" /b SLX /n rfarley /p mypassword

Please note: the login dialog will appear but login will proceed automatically. Also, all parameters must be used even though it may not apply. For example, if the user does not have a password, the ‘/p’ switch must be included in order for the login to proceed correctly.


Ryan Farley

Ryan Farley is the Director of Development for Customer FX and creator of He's been blogging regularly about SalesLogix, now Infor CRM, since 2001 and believes in sharing with the community. His new passion for CRM is Creatio, formerly bpm'online. He loves C#, Javascript, web development, open source, and Linux. He also loves his hobby as an amateur filmmaker.

1 Comment

  1. sdv,

    I’ll have to check if the Admin.exe has commandline params. I would bet that if it does, *some* of these same ones would work (like to specify user/pass/database at least). Try some of these same ones on the Admin.exe and see what happens. If these same ones don’t work then I’d guess it doesn’t do command line params.

    As far as installing a bundle without the bundler GUI, not possible.


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