Solid Edge What is the command line argument set for silently installing Solid Edge ST10?




What is the command line argument set for silently installing Solid Edge ST10? 


Silent (or Remote) Installations 

The following is a complete command line argument set for silently installing 
Solid Edge. Silent installation needs to run from an elevated command prompt 
(such as, command window "Run as Administrator"). Setup no longer supports the 
use of the ADDLOCAL property. All arguments should be enclosed in double 
quotes if there are spaces in the paths. 

MSIEXEC /i "J:\Solid Edge\Solid Edge ST10.msi" MYTEMPLATE=2 
USERFILESPECXML="C:\temp\My Docs\SEAdmin\Options.xml" USERFILESPEC="C:\temp\My 
Docs\SEAdmin\selicense.dat" SETPDMCLIENT=1 INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files\Silent 
Solid Edge" /qn+ /l*v "C:\temp\mysilentsetup.log" 

The string —J:\Solid Edge\Solid Edge ST10.msi" represents the fully qualified 
path to the Solid Edge MSI file. 

The MSI Property MYTEMPLATE indicates which templates are to be installed. If 
no value is specified, Solid Edge uses the setting from the Standard.ini file. 
The default in the Standard.ini file is —Auto™. For —Auto™, the templates will 
set based on the current user–s —Region and Language Format™ setting. 
(2) JIS Metric 
(3) ISO Metric 
(4) ANSI Inch 
(5) DIN Metric 
(6) UNI Metric 
(7) ESKD Metric 
(8) GB Metric 
(9) ANSI Metric 

The MSI Property USERFILESPECXML allows the user to optionally install a Solid 
Edge Admin file. The user should supply a fully qualified path and filename. 

The MSI Property USERFILESPEC allows the user to optionally provide a license 
file that setup will copy to the Solid Edge Program folder at the end of the 

The MSI Property INSTALLDIR is used to specify the installation folder for 
Solid Edge. 

The MSI Property SETPDMCLIENT is used to specify the PDM client activated with 
Solid Edge. 
(1) Built in data management 
(2) Teamcenter Integration for Solid Edge (SEEC) 
(3) Insight 
(4) Solid Edge for SP 

The MSI Property ADDPDMCLIENTMENUS is used to specify the PDM client menus 
activated with Solid Edge. 
(1) All 
(2) Teamcenter Integration for Solid Edge (SEEC) 
(3) Insight 
(4) Solid Edge for SP 

The argument "qn+" instructs the Windows installer to provide NO user 
interface and alert the user at the completion of the setup with a dialog box. 
Refer to the Windows help system for further information about Windows 
Installer arguments. Leaving this argument off the command line will display 
the setup user interface with selections made and fields provided. Note: if 
you are using this option some installations that require user interaction 
could fail. 

The argument "l*v" tells the Windows installer to create a log file of 
important messages, warnings and errors and write it to the location provided, 
in this example, C:\temp\mysilentsetup.log. If you have silent installation 
errors, add the following argument to your command line and review the 
resulting log file: /L*v "%TEMP%\install.log" 

Here are more instructions for using the /L option (note that the path MUST 

/L [i|w|e|a|r|u|c|m|o|p|v|x|+|!|*] Log file 

Writes logging information into a log file at the specified existing path. The 
path to the log file location must already exist, or the installer will not 
write the log file. Flags indicate which information to log. If no flags are 
specified, the default is /l*. 
i - Status messages. 
w - Nonfatal warnings. 
e - All error messages. 
a - Start up of actions. 
r - Action-specific records. 
u - User requests. 
c - Initial UI parameters. 
m - Out-of-memory or fatal exit information. 
o - Out-of-disk-space messages. 
p - Terminal properties. 
v - Verbose output. 
x - Extra debugging information. 
+ - Append to existing file. 
! - Flush each line to the log. 

KB2555189"*" - Wildcard, log all information except for the v and x options. 
To include the v and x options, specify "/l*vx". 

Silent Installation for Maintenance Packs (MP) 

The following is an example command line argument for silently installing the 
MSI Solid Edge MPs. Silent installation needs to run from an elevated command 
prompt or an administrator command window. 

 —/s™ is an InstallShield switch that makes the InstallShield EXE run silent. 

—/v™ is an InstallShield switch that passes the string following it in quotes 
to the wrapped MSI 

—/qn™ The —q™ sets the UI level of the MSI and the —n™ is it–s option for —No 

Be careful attempting to output a log file as MSI will not create directories 
if they don–t exist. So, if you want to create a log file set your path to a 
directory that exits or to —%TEMP%\mysilentupdate.log™ as —%TEMP%™ is an 
environment variable which translates into 

Silent Installation using Setup.exe (not for multi-version installation) 

Alternately the following command line can also be used to silently install 
Solid Edge using the setup.exe program. This approach installs all of the 
prerequisites just as if the setup was executed interactively. This approach 
cannot be used for multi-version installation. 
setup.exe /s /v"/qn" /v"MYTEMPLATE=1" /v"USERFILESPEC=\" C:\temp\My 
Docs\SEAdmin\selicense.dat\" INSTALLDIR=\"C:\Program Files\SilentSolidEdge\\"" 
/v"/l*v C:\temp\mysilentsetup.log" 

Notes and References

Hardware/Software Configuration

Platform: INTL64
OS: window
OS Version: 1064
Application: SETUP
Version: V110.0
Function: INSTALL

Ref: 001-9099233

KB Article ID# PL8003680



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