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Creating an Administrative Image from the Command Line

You can create an administrative image using SolidWorks Installation Manager or the MS-DOS command line.

When creating administrative images from the command line, you must create and deploy a separate image for each SolidWorks product component by running the .msi file for that component. If you are installing for non-English languages, you must create and deploy a separate image for each non-English language by running the .msi file for that language. For details about the locations of .msi files, see MSI File Locations for Administrative Images.
  1. Open a Command Prompt window.
    1. In Windows, click Start > Run.
    2. Enter cmd and click OK.
  2. Enter this command:

    msiexec /a Msi_path

    where Msi_path is the location of the .msi file for your operating system. The SolidWorks.msi is located in the swwi\data subdirectory in the installation directory.

    For example:

    msiexec /a F:\swwi\data\SolidWorks.msi

  3. In the SolidWorks Setup Wizard, follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. If you are installing SolidWorks products for non-English languages, create a separate administrative image for that language using this command:

    msiexec /a Msi_path_for_language

    where Msi_path_for_language is the location of the .msi file for the language. For example, french.msi is located in the swwi\lang\french subdirectory in the installation directory.

    For example:

    msiexec /a F:\swwi\lang\french\french.msi



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