Dec 2014, AutoPIPE V8i 09.06.01.10
The WiX installers are apparently supposed to have a Setup.xml file, but the that file does not exist when I extract the installation content for AutoPIPE V8i 09.06.01.xx. As well, using the "INSTALLLOCATION" command line argument doesn't override the default installation location.
How to silently install AutoPIPE V8i 09.06.01.xx and install to a different location than default?
Following are some instructions. However for this version, installer be warned, It may not be a great idea to install AutoPIPE in C:\Program Files\ because AutoPIPE still needs write permission to the installation directory to modify certain configuration files.
WiX Burn supports parsing the "standard package switches". Some of these are
-q or -quite
-s or -silent
-l or -log
To change the default installation directory, user has to override "InstallFolder" variable through command line as in following example.
This command will install Setup.exe in silent (-s) mode to the directory (InstallFolder) specified by user:
Setup.exe -s InstallFolder=C:\BentleyAutoPIPE\
Note: there is a problem with WIX installer that is beyond Bentley's control, see here. At the moment we are using WiX v3.8 and this bug has been fixed in WiX v3.9.
Add a word at the end of the path. This word will be added to start of each installation folder.
Setup.exe -s InstallFolder=”C:\Bentley AutoPIPE SS5\Bentley”
This will install AutoPIPE and other tools to folder “C:\Bentley AutoPIPE SS5\” and all folder name will be preceded by “Bentley” as shown in image below
See web page here: https://github.com/wixtoolset/issues/issues/3890
Performing a silent installation