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This will provide all the information needed to configure a silent installation of the CONNECTION Client for those administrators who are looking to make the process less impactful.
Use the command blg64100019xxen.exe /q (replace xxx with the remaining version number)
blg64100019xxxen.exe /s - Silent/headless install
blg64100019xxxen.exe NoStartPostInstall=1 - Don’t run CONNECTION Client or License Client after installation
Important: When deploying CONNECTION Client using the local system account (such as with SCCM), include the NoStartPostInstall=1 argument to prevent an elevated instance of the Bentley Licensing Service from interfering with user licensing traffic.
blg64100019xxxen.exe InstallDesktopShortcut=0 - suppress desktop shortcut
Use the command blg64100019xxxen.exe BeBundleCulture=de /q to set the language of the installer interface
Use the command blg64100019xxxen.exe BeSelectedLanguage=de /q (example de=German language...replace xxx with version number) to install the CONNECTION Client language version
Here's the full list:
cs=Czechde=Germanes=Spanishfi=Finnishfr=Frenchit=Italianja=Japaneseko=Koreannl=Dutchpl=Polishpt-br=Portugueseru=Russiantr=Turkishzh-cn=Simplified Chinesezh-tw=Traditional Chinese
The following parameters enable organizations to configure the Application Update functionality to best suit their needs.
Implemented in CONNECTION Client 10.00.13.xx or laterblg64100019xxxen.exe BeCheckUpdateOption=X - Replace X with options below
Use this option if you want to prevent users from seeing updates available under "Applications" but allow them to configure the "Updates" section of "Preferences" to receive the information (i.e. they can then alert their admin if they require the update, but do not have installation rights).blg64100019xxxen.exe BeCheckUpdateOption=3 /q
Use blg64100019xxxen.exe BeCheckUpdateOption=3 BeCheckUpdateIsEnabled=0 /q Use this option if you want to prevent users from seeing any updates available under "Applications" and disable the "Updates" option in "Preferences".
Location in the registry is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Bentley\BentleyDesktopClient\Install\UpdateClient
Change the values:
(This should only be used if you're federating with IMS and the automatic domain detection is not picking up the domain that is listed in IMS. An example is that you sign in to the CONNECTION Client and are presented with a second sign in dialog)
blg64100018xxxen.exe SsoDomainHint=mydomain.com /q (change mydomain.com to your domain name)
Implemented in CONNECTION Client 10.00.14.xx or later
The following options can be specified in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Bentley\BentleyDesktopClient\Install by an administrator to mandate preference settings used by CONNECTION Client. These can be viewed by a user in the CONNECTION Client Preferences window, but they cannot be changed:
Each of the string values above can have a value of either True or False.