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camedeck

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Silent install not working
« on: March 30, 2015, 07:25:13 PM »
I am setting up a deployment to install 3ds Max Design 2015 on our render farm.  I am testing my deployment, and both Forest Pack Pro 4.3.4 and RailClone Pro 2.3.4 refuse to install silently.  I have used the following command line options:
/s /maxver=max2015-64 /maxdir=c:\program Files\Autodesk\3ds max design 2015 /licmode=rendernode

Is there anything else that needs to be added?  When the installer comes up, it is asking me to Agree to ToS and choose the components to install.  I need to have this completely silent, with no additional input needed by the user.

Also, I don't seem to be able to specify 3ds Max DESIGN in the command line.  Could this be part of the problem?

Thanks.

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Re: Silent install not working
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2015, 09:19:39 AM »
Please, try using /S (uppercase) instead /s. I guess that's the problem.

Also in the latest releases (FP 4.3 and RC 2.4) it's not necessary to specify the Max version. If not defined, plugins are installed for all Max versions available in the computer.
Regarding Max Design, usually we don't specify it because is 100% compatible with standard Max. All plugins and commands can be used indifferently in both versions.
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Re: Silent install not working
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2015, 05:27:27 PM »
Yes, the uppercase S worked. 

Thanks for the advice on removing the Max version specification.  I had wanted to install the updated plugins into both versions of Max anyway.

I would recommend correcting a couple things in your Documentation page at http://docs.itoosoft.com/display/FORESTPACK/Installation+and+customisation#Installationandcustomisation-UnattendedInstallation

There is a lowercase s there, and we now know it should be uppercase.  But I've also noticed that after LICMODE it states renderMode and it should be renderNode.  Another one that threw me off until I did the /? option to verify.  And maybe a note about what you'd told me about not specifying a Max version would be helpful for others.

Thanks for the help again!

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Re: Silent install not working
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2015, 12:41:07 PM »
Apologies by the documentation mistakes and thanks for reporting it !
I just fixed that, both in Forest and RailClone.
Carlos Quintero
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