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For SS5 and earlier silent uninstall operations are hampered by the Dataset Backup Dialog which it has not been possible to automate. The dialog always pops up requiring a response.
The purpose of this was to ensure that potentially valuable changes to a dataset were not inadvertently lost during software upgrades. For well managed networked workspaces those changes should all be safely located on the network so this prompt is unnecessary.
For the forthcoming SS6 release we have added a BACKUPDATASET parameter that can be used during automated installation of AECOsim Building Designer SS6 to suppress the dataset backup prompt during subsequent automated uninstallation.
If set to '=0' or undefined, the prompt from AECOsim Building Designer to "Backup the dataset" is suppressed and the dataset is NOT backed up (default behavior for silent installs). If set to ‘=1’, the prompt from AECOsim Building Designer to "Backup the dataset" is suppressed and the dataset is automatically backed up.
msiexec /i "AECOsimBuildingDesigner.msi" APPLICATIONFOLDER="C:\Silent Install\Program\" PACKAGE_HOMEROOT="C:\Silent Install\HomeRoot\" BACKUPDATASET=0 /qn /l*v c:\silent.log.
This example performs a silent install of AECOsim Building Designer in quiet mode w/ no UI (/qn) , placing the program files under C:\Silent Install\Program\ (APPLICATIONFOLDER="C:\Silent Install\Program\") and the workspace under C:\Silent Install\HomeRoot\ (PACKAGE_HOMEROOT="C:\Silent Install\HomeRoot\"). The dataset is backup prompt is suppressed and is defined Not to be backed up (BACKUPDATASET=0) and the entire installation process is logged to a file located at C:\silent.log (/l*v c:\silent.log)
Typical Dataset Silent Install:
msiexec /i "C:\BentleyDownloads\dataset_ANZInstaller.msi" /qn /passive BACKUPDATASET=0 BDMINVERSION=08.11.09.800
Typical Dataset Silent Uninstall:
msiexec /uninstall "C:\BentleyDownloads\dataset_ANZInstaller.msi" /qn /passive BACKUPDATASET=0
AECOsim Building Designer Silent Install Commands
Silent Install of AECOsim Building Designer