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SW2013 Install from Command Line: 1603 Error

Question asked by Max Weaver on Jul 12, 2013
Latest reply on Jul 12, 2013 by Max Weaver



I'm trying to install SW2013 from the command lineusing the following script:



msiexec /i "Path_to_MSI_file" INSTALLDIR="C:\Program Files\SolidWorks" SOLIDWORKSSERIALNUMBER="xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx" ENABLEPERFORMANCE=1 OFFICEOPTION=3 ADDLOCAL=All SNLSERVER=25734@server /qb


IIt gets so far (the first install window loads and completes fine, the second fails) and the fails with the 160 error.


A few things to note:

I'm installing on a Windows 7 32 bit machine

I am using the Solidworks Admin guide and have created the SW image using the msiexec /a command.

I have already pre-installed required patches using the command line; these have been installed successfully


The thing is I tried installing it again removing the /qb switch at the end (so I might get a better idea as to why it's failing as I can find no logs) and it installed fine. It auto completed serial, server location etc and installed without any errors.


Does anyone have any ideas, or any idea where the logs are for silent installs?