Installing Windows Prerequisites from the Command Line on 64-bit Operating Systems

Follow this process to install Windows prerequisites for administrative image installation using the command line on 64-bit versions of Windows.

To install multiple components in one install operation, create a batch file with the commands provided in the following procedures and use it to push the components to the client computers.

  1. Ensure that the target computer has at least 620 MB of available disk space and a valid TEMP directory.
  2. Install the Visual C++ RELEASE Redistributable Package.
    Install the package for RELEASE = 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2015.
    administrative_image_directory\Microsoft_C++_RELEASE_Redistributable_(x64)\vcredist_x64.exe /Q

    administrative_image_directory\Microsoft_C++_RELEASE_Redistributable\vcredist_x86.exe /Q

    You must install both the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions of this package.

    For example, to install the Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package, use:

    • administrative_image_directory\Microsoft_C++_2008_Redistributable_(x64)\vcredist_x64.exe /Q
    • administrative_image_directory\Microsoft_C++_2008_Redistributable\vcredist_x86.exe /Q
  3. Install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2:
  4. Install the Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2015:
  5. Install the Visual Studio Remote Debugger:
    administrative_image_directory\VSRemoteDebugger\install.exe /Q
  6. Install Visual Basic 7.1:
    administrative_image_directory\Microsoft_VBA\vba71.msi and administrative_image_directory\Microsoft_VBA\vba71_1033.msi are required for all languages.
    Only the 64-bit version of this package must be installed.

    In addition, install the following package for the desired language:

    vba71_1028.msi Chinese
    vba71_1031.msi German
    vba71_1036.msi French
    vba71_1040.msi Italian
    vba71_1041.msi Japanese
    vba71_1042.msi Korean
    vba71_1046.msi Portuguese-Brazilian
    vba71_2052.msi Chinese-Simplified
    vba71_3082.msi Spanish
    English, Czech, Polish, Russian, and Turkish do not require additional language packages.
    As of SOLIDWORKS 2013 Service Pack 2.0, you must install an additional prerequisite: Msiexec.exe /p vba71-kb27832-x64.msp
  7. Install the Bonjour service for Windows: