You're not blind, the capabilities of PTC products are many, and the documentation can be difficult to search if you don't use the same terminology PTC does. Remember when any of us go through training, we spend a lot of boring time in the beginning just learning the terminology and touring the features so we know where to look in the future.
What you need is in the Creo Installation guide in Appendix F, pdf page 142 (of the version I have downloaded) we read:
“An independent XML file for each installed Creo application is stored with a .p.xml extension at
If you are building a script that will install from scratch on a target machine the Installation Guide tells you to do something like this, see appendix F.
setup.exe —xml <file1> —xml <file2>....
Performs a silent installation as per the directives in the specified XML files. You need both the creobase and the pma file.
There is a boat load of stuff you can do in your installation script, and I'd love PTC to come around and see how much work admins have to do to really put Creo into production between the install script and start script I think I've invested a few hundred hours to make these work the way my company needs them to work.
Things you may want to consider in your silent installer script
echo waiting for uninstall to complete..
timeout 10 /nobreak
tasklist /FI "IMAGENAME eq pimuninstall.exe" 2>NUL | find /I /N "pimuninstall.exe">NUL
if "%ERRORLEVEL%"=="0" goto Uninstall_running
Use this site to figure out how to use the capabilities of command shell scripting. Don't underestimate the effects of a misplaced \ or vagaries of command shell commands that claim to work one way, but don't actually work that way, and always expect that unless you're a command shell expert, it's likely the case that you're trying to use the command the wrong way. Build smaller little test scripts for each segment.
Note also errors can be exported see: 2>&1 at Command Redirection, Pipes | Windows CMD | SS64.com
Best of luck!!
Thanks Jim for the Detailed procedure.
However Install scripts when installing on Window 10 OS.
I have a Creo installation script with installation media on network share and we are deploying it using PDQDeploy, It worked properly on Windows 7, however it is not working on Windows 10.
Any help on this will be highly appreciated.
download http://support.ptc.com/WCMS/files/138510/en/creo2_m160_install.pdf and read information in Appendix F on page 143.