Unattended Install 1.3.6.1

MarcusAdams
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Unattended Install 1.3.6.1

Postby MarcusAdams » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:28 am

Hi
we have a series of render nodes that we build using a set of unattended install scripts in powershell to ensure we have a consistent build

i've realised that if i do an unattended install of multishell - all the ancillary software installs but the actual plugins dont
eg if i run the following for an unattended install

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Start-Process "c:\install\plugins-3dsmax\MultiScatter\MultiScatterFor3dsmax-1.3.6.1.exe" -ArgumentList "--unattendedmodeui minimal --debuglevel 4  --mode unattended  --debugtrace install.log --smaxVersion 2016" -Wait

The resultant log file looks like this:

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Log started 10/03/2016 at 21:05:44
Preferred installation mode : unattended
Trying to init installer in mode unattended
Mode unattended successfully initialized
Preparing to Install
Preparing to Install
Creating directory C:\Program Files\R&D Group\cerber
Creating directory C:\Program Files\R&D Group\cerber\localLicenses
Unpacking files
Creating directory C:\Program Files\R&D Group\cerber\bin
Unpacking files
Unpacking C:\Program Files\R&D Group\cerber\bin\cerberProbe.exe
Unpacking C:\Program Files\R&D Group\cerber\bin\cerberQuery.exe
Directory already exists: C:\Program Files\R&D Group\cerber
Unpacking files
Unpacking C:\Program Files\R&D Group\cerber\RDGroupLicenseTool.exe
Creating Uninstaller
Creating uninstaller 25%
Creating uninstaller 50%
Creating uninstaller 75%
Creating uninstaller 100%
Uninstaller icon changed
Installation completed
Log finished 10/03/2016 at 21:05:51


and the actual plugins don't install

However if i do a GUI install like this

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Start-Process "c:\install\plugins-3dsmax\MultiScatter\MultiScatterFor3dsmax-1.3.6.1.exe" -ArgumentList "--unattendedmodeui minimal --debuglevel 4  --mode win32  --debugtrace install.log --smaxVersion 2016" -Wait

The logfile (below) shows that the plugins do install. Is there something that i am missing out?

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started 10/03/2016 at 21:03:14
Preferred installation mode : win32
Trying to init installer in mode win32
Mode win32 successfully initialized
Could not find registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\3dsMaxDesign\18.0\ Installdir. Setting variable smaxDesignRootDir to empty value
Preparing to Install
Preparing to Install
Directory already exists: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2016\plugins
Unpacking files
Unpacking C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2016\plugins\MultiScatter.dlo
Directory already exists: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2016
Unpacking files
Unpacking C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2016\MultiScatterMental.dlo
Unpacking C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2016\MultiScatterVRay31001.dlo
Unpacking C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2016\MultiScatterVRay32001.dlo
Directory already exists: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2016\NVIDIA\shaders_autoload\mentalray\include
Unpacking files
Unpacking C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2016\NVIDIA\shaders_autoload\mentalray\include\MultiScatterMental.mi
Directory already exists: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2016\NVIDIA\shaders_autoload\mentalray\shaders
Unpacking files
Unpacking C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2016\NVIDIA\shaders_autoload\mentalray\shaders\MultiScatterMental.dll
Creating directory C:\Program Files\R&D Group\cerber
Creating directory C:\Program Files\R&D Group\cerber\localLicenses
Unpacking files
Creating directory C:\Program Files\R&D Group\cerber\bin
Unpacking files
Unpacking C:\Program Files\R&D Group\cerber\bin\cerberProbe.exe
Unpacking C:\Program Files\R&D Group\cerber\bin\cerberQuery.exe
Directory already exists: C:\Program Files\R&D Group\cerber
Unpacking files
Unpacking C:\Program Files\R&D Group\cerber\RDGroupLicenseTool.exe
Creating Uninstaller
Creating uninstaller 25%
Creating uninstaller 50%
Creating uninstaller 75%
Creating uninstaller 100%
Uninstaller icon changed
Installation completed
Log finished 10/03/2016 at 21:04:01


Many thanks for your help
Marcus

anvar
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Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:34 pm

Re: Unattended Install 1.3.6.1

Postby anvar » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:01 pm

unfortunately there is no such option
but its only several files need to be copied across all rendernodes

install 1 machine with the exe file then copy following files to other rendernodes:
\plugins\multiscatter.dlo
and in 3ds max root directory :
all files which have “MultiScatter” in their file names

if you use Mental Ray
you will also need the following:
\mentalimages\shaders_autoload\mentalray\shaders\multiscattermental.dll
( or \NVIDIA\shaders_autoload\mentalray\shaders\multiscattermental.dll )

\mentalimages\shaders_autoload\mentalray\include\multiscattermental.mi
(or \NVIDIA\shaders_autoload\mentalray\include\multiscattermental.mi )


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