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In many instances Network Administrators have to roll-out a "silent" or scripted installation of the Plant applications. In this example we will describe the supported procedure for this type of silent installation.
Please Note: These script instructions are for clean installations only. If previous versions of these applications are on the workstation the script will not run.
1. Download all required install files to the default C:\BentleyDownloads\ location. In this example we will download and script install the following applications:
2. Run both install applications one time just to extract the files as shown below. Please note we will be extracting all files to C:\BentleyDownloads\.
Extracting the Prerequisites and Common Tools for AutoPLANT applications file. Once extracted cancel the installation. (This is a one time occurrence)
Extracting the Process Instrumentation & Wiring application. Once extracted cancel the installation. (This is a one time occurrence)
Once the files are extracted make sure and cancel the installation. The goal is just to receive the files so they can be scripted. Notice the picture below outlining installation folders extracted:
Modification of the AutoInstall.bat file.
1. Browse to and edit the C:\apr64081110182en\AutoInstall.bat file. In this example we are using Notepad ++ for all editing.
2. Modify the AutoInstall.bat as outlined below:
Find the %PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE% section. This is the location where custom folder names and actual install file names are to be configured as outlined below:
3. Save and Exit.