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Full Unattended Installation via Command Line

Question asked by Felix Kretschmer on Mar 26, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 27, 2014 by Felix Kretschmer

Hello everyone,


I am trying to do an full unattended Installation of SolidWorks 2013 SP5.0 from and Administrator Image I created in advance via Installation Manager.


I installed all the Prerequisites just fine and wanted to start the base Installation now. So I am calling the SolidWorks.Msi from my command line like this:


msiexec /i "%ScriptPath%\64bit\SolidWorks\SolidWorks.Msi" SOLIDWORKSSERIALNUMBER="xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" ENABLEPERFORMANCE=0 OFFICEOPTION=0 TRANSFORMS=1031.mst ADDLOCAL=SolidWorks,SolidWorksToolbox /qb /norestart /log C:\tmp\solidworks.log


After the Progress Bar is at its end it uninstalls (goes reverse) again and returns the exit code: 1603

The log that is created by the msi is attached.


OS is a Windows 7 x64 at SP 1.


Now the mysterious part is, that whenever I call the misexec command without the quiet parameter (so without /qb) the installation dialog comes up and has all the needed information filled in so I just have to hit "continue" a couple of times and SolidWorks Installs just fine without any errors.


What am I missing out here? Any ideas?


Thanks for any help.