Raf Vandelaer

Silent install fails without actual error

Discussion created by Raf Vandelaer on Feb 12, 2021

I'm trying to install the administrative image of Solidworks with the SolidWorks.msi file. The installation starts but after a couple of seconds it stops. The install command I use is:

Start-Process msiexec.exe -Wait -ArgumentList /i SolidWorks.Msi SERVERLIST=xxx@xxx ACTIVSERIALNUMBER="xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" ADDLOCAL=SolidWorks,SolidWorksUtilities,SolidWorksToolbox  /quiet /l C:\temp\Solidworks.log


  • I tried without the Start-Process cmdlet, it gaves the same result. 
  • I tried without the extra options with the ADDLOCAL command.
  • If I run the install command on a pc where previously Solidworks was installed it runs like a charm.


You can find the install log in the attachment 


Thanks in advance