During an installation, sometimes a log might be needed. Typically due to problems during the install process, such as interruptions or errors. This technote goes over the basic steps to producing a log file with AutoPLANT software. These steps could be applied to any software that provides a msi file.
In order to create a log from an MSI file, all that is needed is a command string, the location of the msi file, and the name of the msi file. The basic command for creating a log file is as follows -
It can also appear as this -
Either of the two command should result in the same thing, a log file created directly on the C:\ called "Installer.log". The /Lv or /lvi section is the part that tells the program were to place the log file. The /i or /I os the part that points to the msi or installer file. For an example of creating a log for AutoPLANT V8i see below.
Locate the msi file
For AutoPLANT V8i, it is typically located in this location - C:\BentleyDownloads\appd08110536en\install (After unpacking the file from the exe downloaded from Bentley Select)
The name of the msi for 220.127.116.11 is AutoPLANT Plant Design V8i.msi, but it can vary depending on the version and product
Open Run in windows under the Start menu
In the Open text field place the following - msiexec.exe /Lv* c:\APInstaller.log /I "C:\BentleyDownloads\appd08110536en\install\AutoPLANT Plant Design V8i.msi"
This will launch the install process
After the installer has stopped, check the C:\ folder and locate the APInstaller.log file that should have been created
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