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Silent install for Vectorworks 2021

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Hello,

 

I am trying to create a silent install for Vectorworks 2021, I have been looking over the instructions for silent install but I don't see the switches to point the client to license server where I have installed the Site Protection Server and set the default module . Are there a command line switches for those functions so that when the user opens the program, it's already configured?

 

Thank you so much for your help, please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Thank you,

 

Nhan

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@Nhan Hi @Nhan

 

You just need Install Vectorworks 2021 in the Client Machines, using SerieG Serial Number.


When you open Vectorworks 2021 SerieG for the first time, it open the Config Window. Most of time the Vectorworks find the Server (Site Protection) automatically.

 

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Paulo Ferrari

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Hi Paulo,

 

Thank you for the response. I actually did exactly that. I installed Vectorworks 2021 in the client machine using SerieG Serial number. When I open the application, the checkbox for "Automatically find servers" is check, clicked login and I got an error " Can't find server on the network". But, when I manually entered the server name in Primary server textbox with default port 5053, it connects.

 

By the way, I did this install manually with GUI, not silent install. So I manually entered in all the required fields.

 

If you have other ideas on how to fix this issue, I would appreciate it.

 

Thank you again,

 

Nhan

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Hi @Nhan 

 

Sorry, Now that I understand your question 🙂.

 

To Set up your custom config, You can using this xml file (LoginDialog.xml) there are locate in Vectorworks 2021/Settings/SeriesG Folder.
If you setting up a Vectorworks SeriesG in one machine, you can copy this LoginDialog.xml that Vectorworks generated to replicate in other machines.

 

To replicate this file in other computers, I recommend you create a simple installer to put this file in the path automatically.

 

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Paulo Ferrari

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Hi Paulo,

 

Thank you so much for that. I think that would do the trick.

 

Just out of curiosity, any idea why the option "Automatically find server" could not find/connect to the license server?

 

Thank you,

 

Nhan

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41 minutes ago, Nhan said:

Just out of curiosity, any idea why the option "Automatically find server" could not find/connect to the license server?

 

@Nhan

 

Probably it's a setup in your network (LAN) that block Vectorworks to locate your License Server.

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Hi Paulo,

 

Thank you so much for your help! I appreciate it!

 

Thank you,

 

Nhan

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@Paulo Ferrari

Hoping you can help me. I am able to run the silent install for Vectorworks 2021 but I would like to set the Primary Server and Module. After even setting this manually after silent install I cannot find a xml file like you mentioned(LoginDialog.xml). Any help is appreciated!

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