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Creo 2 Silent Install

dgschaefer
21-Topaz II

Creo 2 Silent Install

I created a batch file to run a silent install of Creo 2 M020.  I tried
testing it and at first it appeared as nothing was happening, but then I
realized that it seemed to be running in the background with absolutely
no indication that it was going.



Q1 - Is there supposed to be no indication at all that it's running?  I
guess I assumed that silent meant 'no user intervention' not 'you can't
tell if it's working'.  I expected to see a progress bar or something.



Q2 - Is there a way to avoid the UAC prompts?  Having to confirm several
UAC prompts is less than ideal.  If I run the batch file as an
administrator will that fix it?



Thanks,



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bfrandsen
6-Contributor
(To:dgschaefer)

Doug,
Setup.exe is shown in the Task Manager during silent installation. No other visual indications.

I cannot remember having any UAC prompts. Have you added the /passive option to the CreoAgent and Thumbnail viewer installers like:

"%commonpath%\install\addon\creoagent_32_64.msi" /passive
"%commonpath%\install\addon\Thumbviewer_32_64.msi" /passive

/Bjarne

Yes, I have the passive option set.  Here's my entire batch file:



I do see setup.exe in Task Manager and since I'm getting the UAC prompts
(only for creoagent, the thumb viewer & PVX), it must be working.  First
time I ran it I thought I had something wrong since I didn't see any
indication that it was working.



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Doug Schaefer | Experienced Mechanical Design Engineer
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Hey Doug,

Do your users have admin rights on their workstations? How do you push
this batch file out to all of them?

Regards,

Bryant (Buddy) Hudson IV
CAD/PDM Administrator Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions LLC
2100 North First Street
Garland, TX 75040 - USA

I tested it again by RMB on the batch file and running as administrator
and did not get any UAC prompts.



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Doug Schaefer | Experienced Mechanical Design Engineer
LinkedIn

We haven’t yet; I was simply making sure it worked on one workstation.  We’re waiting to roll out Creo 2 until M030 releases next Wednesday.  I’ve got to work with IT to see how we’ll roll it out.  There’s only maybe 10 workstations to install it on, we may just go machine to machine and fire it up.



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Doug Schaefer | Experienced Mechanical Design Engineer
LinkedIn

Our IT guys used the Group Policy Manager to run the silent installer script I developed when the users in a group rebooted their machines. It’s set to only run once.

David,



Do you know if a user has an earlier build of Creo 2 installed, will it perform an upgrade install?  I’ll have a couple of users with M0101 or M020 installed when we go to M030.  I don’t want to have both installed when I’m done.



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Doug Schaefer | Experienced Mechanical Design Engineer
LinkedIn
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