A ‘Silent Install’ is an method of installing 12d Model without needing to answer any questions, click ‘agree’, or press the ‘Next’ button.

A Silent Install of 12d Model will be used by your I.T. Department to install 12d Model for you over your network.

This brief description is to assist your I.T. Department in setting up a Silent Installs.

Performing a Silent Installation

To install 12d Model ‘silently’ the following is run from the command line :  12d_Model_14_C2g_64_Setup.exe -gm2 -m silent -a C:\12d\Silentinstalls\answers.txt

Where 12d_Model_14_C2g_64_Setup.exe is the installer
(note that the installer used in this description is Release C2g)

C:\12d\Silentinstalls\answers.txt is the path and filename of the ‘answers file’


Recording the ‘Answers file’

Before you can run a silent installer you need to have an ‘answers file’.

This file is created by running the installer from the command line with the following switch: -o PathToAnswersFile

ie 12d_Model_14_C2g_64_Setup.exe -o C:\12d\Silentinstalls\answers.txt

The file that is produced looks like this:

<Field Name=”ExeSubDirectory” Value=”nt.x64″ />
<Field Name=”UserPath” Value=”c:\12d\14.00″ />
<Field Name=”EulaAccepted” Value=”True” />
<Field Name=”SelectedComponents” Value=”12d Model,12d Model Exe” />
<Field Name=”InstallerLocation” Value=”C:\Program Files\12d\12dmodel\14.00″ />
<Field Name=”ExePath” Value=”C:\Program Files\12d\12dmodel\14.00\nt.x64\12d.exe” />