As we are having many machines where Creo is installed e.g. 700, So while upgrading Creo version from 2.0 to 3.0 it stops users work.
So is there any way to install creo3.0 from one single machine without taking users remote desktop or without hampering his work.
like our IT team install many microsoft software without taking client machine remote. and client get automatic notification to restart machine as new software is installed.
So is there any process or method.
download http://support.ptc.com/WCMS/files/161081/en/creo3_m090_install.pdf and go to page 155, appendix F - Installing the PTC Creo Applications in Silent Mode.
Silent installation through xml i know, as for creo2.0 i used same process. I followed below process,
1. Install Creo2.0 from front end.
2. Get there xml modify it as per required. (installation path as we are removing all spaces between any folder name)
3. And then run it on all machines with syntax : setup.exe -xml (xmlfile) -xml (xmlfile)
But for this i need to go on each machine either physically or through remote desktop.
But now i want to install it from one machine only without going to that machine.
I have all machine list and its administrator password which are in network.
So should i create any batch script or anything else to install through this batch.
I hope that your computer network contains a server running Windows Server operating system. In such case you have to learn and use server tools enabling silent installation on individual workstations without user interaction.
Note: I am not IT specialist, therefore I can help you to learn and use above mentioned server tools.
You can use psexec.exe, part of PSTOOLS, for remote execution of commands (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/pstools.aspx)
With PSTOOLS installed on your "push" machine, you can then write a DOS/CMD script to loop (FOR loop) through the list of PC's using psexec.exe to run the Creo Parametric silent install script, that you've used in the past, on each users PC.
The PSTOOLS suite also has other tools that can help with the installs as well (psinfo, pslist, pskill, etc.). With pushing software to 700+ users, you'll likely want to setup some type of reporting script to capture failures, systems unavailable, etc.
You didn't mention what tool your IT department uses to push software to the user's PC. Another option would be to supply your IT group with the silent install command, related install files, and system install requirements (OS, free disk space, etc.), and have them setup the push. If they use a tool like Microsoft SCCM, this may be the better route as those types of tools are setup for mass distribution of software, have reporting tools, have install criteria (free disk space, OS type, amount of memory installed, AD group restrictions, etc.) built into the software.
I installed Creo3 via and email link.
The Silent Mode works for the installing Creo3 but it does not install Simulate, register the Windchill server in Creo3, install Creo3 viewer, install Diagnostic tools or register Active X in Internet Explorer for the thumbnail viewer. you will need to add that code to your install script as mentioned by Martin Hanak.