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Question:

Can I "automate" the installation of Allplan?


Answer:

You can install Allplan 2016 in silent mode. This installation mode is fully automatic; you do not need to enter anything. Silent installation is particularly useful if you want to install Allplan 2016 with the same settings on a large number of workstations on a network.

You can only install in silent mode if ...

  • You take the licenses for the clients from a license server.
  • You have installed the license server.
  • You have activated the license of the license server.

For more information on the license server, go to om/en/faqid/20150618084450.html">https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20150618084450.html

Some more tips:

  • Before you start installing, unzip the Allplan installation package (for example, using the 7_Zip program) and make sure this package is in a folder that can be accessed by all the clients you want to install.
  • Start the command prompt for running the setup program always as a local administrator. To do this, open the shortcut menu and select "Run as administrator".
  • Setup will automatically install any Microsoft components required by Allplan such as Microsoft .NET-Framework or Microsoft Report Viewer without prompting you to confirm.




Installing in silent mode involves three steps:

Creating the log file for installing in silent mode

Start by installing Allplan 2016 with the /r option on a typical workstation. During installation, Setup automatically writes all entries to a log file named setup.iss. You can then use this file to install the program on the other workstations.

Installing in silent mode

Next, install Allplan with the /s option on all other workstations. Installation is based on the setup.iss log file you created in the first step.

Checking the installation

Finally, you should check the setup.log file, which was created automatically during setup, to see whether everything was installed correctly.

Note: When installing in silent mode, Setup usually uses the same setup.iss file to install the program on all workstations. However, you can edit some settings of the setup.iss file if you want to adjust paths. For more information, see Adjusting the setup.iss file.

To install Allplan in silent mode, do the following:


1. First installation:
Start by creating a record file. To do this, run setup with the settings you need. You only need to do this once.
Setup writes the license settings to the %AppData%\Nemetschek\Lic3.ini file.
Use the command prompt to start this installation with the "/r" option (for record):

To run the setup program, open the command prompt as a local administrator and type the following:
setup.exe /r

Setup starts and runs as usual.

When you are prompted to choose the license configuration, select the Use active licenseoption.

Setup logs the entire installation process, writing everything to the setup.iss file.

If you want, you can change the name and folder of this file:

setup.exe /r /f1<folder>:\Setup.iss
For example:
setup.exe /r /f1c:\Setup.iss
In this case, the file is saved directly to C:\.

Be careful:
enter "f1" and the folder without any blanks!

Copy the %AppData%\Nemetschek\Lic3.inifile to the %AppData%\Nemetschek folder of every client.
If you install Allplan on a client for the first time, you need to create the Nemetschek folder in %AppData% first (for example, C:\Users\Username\Appdata\Roaming\Nemetschek).

2. Silent installation:

Check that the Lic3.ini file is in the %AppData%\Nemetschek\ folder and that setup can access the setup.iss file.

Setup logs the entire installation process again, writing everything to the setup.log file. You can find this file in the same folder as the setup.iss file. With the /f2 option, you can specify a different folder and file name for the setup.log file.

To start installing Allplan in silent mode on a client, open command prompt as a local administrator and type the following:

setup.exe /s /f1<folder>:\Setup.iss/f2<folder>:\Setup.log

For example:
setup.exe /s /f1c:\Setup.iss/f2c:\Setup.log
In this case, the file is saved directly to C:\.

Check the setup.log file to see whether everything has been installed correctly. The [ResponseResult] section should return the &apos;ResultCode=0&apos; value.


Note:

If you have several licenses or license servers, select the required license for each client using the Services application - Utilities - License settings.

Refer to the online help for detailed information on installing in silent mode.
To open the help system, press the F1 key during setup. Go to the "Contents" tab, select "Installing" and then "Installing in silent mode".

You can also find information in the help for the license settings:
Services application -> Utilities -> License settings
To open the help system, press the F1 key. Go to the "Contents" tab, select "Licensing Allplan using a license server" and then "Installing in silent mode".


Please note that we cannot provide support for this installation method.

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