Silent Installation of Autodesk Inventor 2017


To deploy Autodesk Inventor there are two steps.


Step 1 - Create the Installation Image




Download the Autodesk Inventor software and run the setup executable to run the software to create the installation image configuration.



Click on Create Deployment



Enter the name of the image (Do not use spaces)


Enter the Path to the folder where the image will be deployed from - use the shared apps folder that is used by the Management Utilities for software deployment.


Review and Agree to Terms of Conditions


Select the appropriate License control that you are using




Select the Product that you have licensed




Select the path where you wish to install the software and press Create.





The Image files to perform the silent installation will now be created and saved in the folder you defined at the start as the Image path.




Step 2 - Create a batch file that will perform the silent installation of Inventor


@ECHO OFF

mkdir c:\tmps

xcopy \\192.168.200.66\apps\Inventor2017-Image\*.* /s c:\tmps\*.* /c/y/i

cd \tmps\img\

Setup.exe /W /Q /I Inventor-2017.ini

cd\

rd c:\tmps /S /Q

exit



Path to the shared apps folder where the Image is stored


Name of Image configuration name





Now create the Third Party Template


Select the batch file and use the UAC Authentication template and check off the copy files locally


**PLEASE NOTE - change the timeout value from 10 minutes to 60 minutes as it will take considerable time to copy the files to the target systems and install the software.