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Installing from the Administrative Image Using the Command Line

You can deploy installations from an administrative image using the command line.

To install silently:
  1. Open a Command Prompt window (in Windows, click Start > Run.
  2. Type the msiexec.exe command with the /i and /qb switches and set the properties for any options that are not the default values as shown below.
Use the following examples as templates for silent installation.
SolidWorks Client
  • SolidWorks core (English)
  • Toolbox add-in
  • Participation in the feedback program
  • French language

32-bit version of SolidWorks on 32-bit operating system:

msiexec /i "32-bit_admin_image_path\SolidWorks\SolidWorks.Msi" INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files\your_folder" SOLIDWORKSSERIALNUMBER="xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx" ENABLEPERFORMANCE=1 OFFICEOPTION=3 ADDLOCAL=SolidWorks,SolidWorksToolbox,Intel_Modules_AgeiaX86 /qb

32-bit version of SolidWorks on 64-bit operating system:

msiexec /i "32-bit_admin_image_path\SolidWorks\SolidWorks.Msi" INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files\your_folder" SOLIDWORKSSERIALNUMBER="xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx" ENABLEPERFORMANCE=1 OFFICEOPTION=3 ADDLOCAL=SolidWorks,SolidWorksToolbox,Intel_Modules_AgeiaX64 /qb

64-bit version of SolidWorks on 64-bit operating system:

msiexec /i "64-bit_admin_image_path\SolidWorks\SolidWorks.Msi" INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files\your_folder" SOLIDWORKSSERIALNUMBER="xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx" ENABLEPERFORMANCE=1 OFFICEOPTION=3 ADDLOCAL=SolidWorks,SolidWorksToolbox /qb

The SolidWorks French language installation component must be installed separately:
  • 32-bit version:

    msiexec /i "32-bit_admin_image_path\SolidWorks French\french.msi" /qb

  • 64-bit version:

    msiexec /i "64-bit_admin_image_path\SolidWorks French\french.msi" /qb

When specifying SolidWorks language component installation commands, do not specify command-line arguments.
 
 
eDrawings Client
  • Log performance
  • All features

msiexec /i "admin_image_path\SolidWorks eDrawings\eDrawings.msi" INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files\your_folder" LOGPERFORMANCE=1 SNLSERVER=eDrawings_SNL_server TRANSFORMS=1040.mst ADDLOCAL=All /qb

 
 
SolidWorks Explorer and Workgroup PDM add-in
  • SolidWorks Explorer with Workgroup PDM add-in

msiexec /i "admin_image_path\SolidWorks Explorer\SolidWorks Explorer.msi" INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files\your_folder" EXPLORERORPDM=1 ADDLOCAL=VaultAdmin,Client,Standalone,DocMgr,LicenseEXE ACTIVSERIALNUMBER="xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx" /qb

 


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