This article describes the creation of a deployment image for the purpose of silent installation of V8i versions of the software on client machines. It describes the process of creating a silent install deployment image for Promis.e, but can be adapted for Bentley Substation.
Note: for Bentley Substation CONNECT Edition, see the Create a Bentley Substation Deployment Image section of online Help for Bentley Substation available from Bentley Product Documentation.
The term "Silent installation" is used to mean no user interface, installation wizards, or prompts are presented to the user. "Deployment image" can be considered as a pre-configured offline installer. Following are the advantages of using a deployment image:
See the following articles.How to download the Promis.e softwareHow to download the Bentley Substation software
To force the install to create a local Data folder, edit the Setup.xml file and set the EXISTFOLDER parameter to 0. If the users will always use a network Data folder and do not need a local Data folder, this step is not necessary.
The deployment image would typically be pushed to a destination machine and the setupMsi.exe file executed.
Distributing the Setup configuration
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