CAD Forum - tips, tricks, discussion and utilities for AutoCAD, Inventor and other Autodesk products []
Cesky English Deutsch
 Visitors: 2814 

CAD tip CAD tip # 8774:

Question CAD 
 %  platform  category 
Q - question

Silent installation of Windows applications - MSIEXEC parameters

A - answer When preparing a setup of standard user environment for multiple workstations, you often need an automated, silent installation of a software application, a program module, or an add-on (e.g. an "object enabler" for CAD applications) - e.g. from a login script (.BAT/.CMD). The following parameters for the standard Windows installation program MSIEXEC can "make silent" any program installation distributed as a .msi package.

An example of a runstring for silent installation of the DWG viewer Autodesk TrueView:

msiexec /norestart /passive /L*v "%temp%\MyDwgTVinstall.log" /i "D:\App\DWG_TrueView_2013_-_English.msi"

  • The parameter /norestart prevents any forced system restarts (if prescribed in the MSI)
  • The parameter /passive suppresses all prompts of the installer and displays only a progress bar; if you don't want to display it, use the parameter /qb! instead
  • The parameter /L*v enables verbose logging stored to the specified .LOG file (in the TEMP folder)
  • After the parameter /i you must specify the path to the respective .msi installation package (file names should be "quoted")

Please note that MSI files can be obtained from most installations by manual unpacking the distribution archive (EXE), or by launching the EXE installation and copying its temporary (unpacked) files.

100% *  CAD,HP 
23.8.2012    5833x  
Comments   Tell a friend
applies to: AutoCAD · DWG · DWF/Design Review ·

See also:
Tip 4395:Quiet installation of XANADU (CAD Studio) applications.
Tip 3874:Silent network setup (deployment) of Volo View Express.

Back   All CAD Tips All CAD tips&tricks

How to change camera FOV in Revit? « | » How to change all partslist cells to non-static?

Have we helped you? If you want to support the CAD Forum web service, consider buying one of our CAD applications, or our custom software development offerings, or donating via PayPal (see above). You may also add a link to your web - like this "fan" link: CAD Forum - tips, utilities, blocks for Autodesk products
CAD:    OS:    Categ: 
Text:  FAQ glossary   

Use Google Earth images in your AutoCAD projects with the Plex.Earth Tools More info

Please use these tips at your own risk.
CAD Studio (Xanadu) is not responsible for possible problems that may occur as a result of using any of these tips.