I am working on a VBS script to install Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 and want to include Revit Extensions at the end after Revit is installed. I can't figure out how to run "RevitextensionsRAC2011.exe" passively, or even silently. I've tried several switches (/s /quiet /qb), but haven't gotten it to work.
Does anyone have experience with getting the Extensions to install passively or silently?
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I figured out a way to install Extensions silently.
Since the package was created with Install Shield, I used the switch /r to create a setup.iss file. I then used the switches /s /SMS /f1 with the ISS file in order to install silently.
The following two sites have good information on the switches you can use for InstallShield packages:
I am trying to do the same for Revit 2010 extension but setup.iss do not get generated. I have used setup.iss files in the past and I know that they work great but in these 2010 extensions the file is not generated. Any suggestions ?
I have been doing some reseach on this issue as well. I can confirm that it is a known issue and currently not supported. You can check out this post as well.
Today I was looking for a way to silently install the Revit 2011 extensions and I found this old post. I was able to extract the content of the installation file (.EXE) files and create a response file (.ISS) for each of the Revit flavors. For anyone interested here are the steps:
1- Download and install Universal Extractor from http://legroom.net/software/uniextract
2- Right-click the Revit extension installation file and select "UniExtract to Subdir"
3- Select the first option "isxunpack extraction" then click OK. Don't worry if a corrupt file message shows in the DOS window. Don't press any key and wait for it to finish.
4- Now that you have all the extracted files on a computer where Revit 2011 products are already installed open a command prompt window, change directory to the extracted files
5- At the command prompt type in: setup.exe -r
6- Install the extension as you normally do
7- When finish go to C:\Windows and cut the "setup.iss" file and paste in the folder with the extracted files
8- Repeat steps 2 to 7 for the rest of the extensions
I am not sure if this applies to 2010 extensions. Hope this help others
I extracted the package... and run the following command line:
\\PathToTheSetupFolder\setup.exe /quiet /norestart setup.ini
Edit: For 2012 Version
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