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Hi,

I may be in the wrong place here but after searching this site and the internet, I cannot find the settings that I need to add PV*Sol to my company's Intune portal.

Is the documentation somewhere of the commands for installing, uninstalling and any special switches that can be used for unattended installation to a Windows 10 Pro device?

Thanks in advance,

Charles

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Dear Charles,

so far we haven't tested to deploy PV*SOL with Microsoft Intune, so we can't give you any details here. If you need cli commands for silently un/installing of PV*SOL, you can use the following switches:

/VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES

Hope that helps. We would be very interested in your feedback!

Kind regards,

Martin

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Hi Martin,

I have discovered that during the installation, PV*Sol downloads a second program, Photo-Plan. The switches that I enter for the installation of PV*Sol are not passed on to this second installation. Is it possible to download Photo-Plan manually and install it in a separate call? I haven't found anything on your website referring to Photo-Plan. 

Regards,

Charles

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  • 2 months later...

Hi Charles,

sorry for the late answer. You can prevent the installation of Photo Plan if you add

/MINIMAL

to the command line. The setup file of Photo Plan can be downloaded here:

https://downloads.valentin.de/photoplan/setupPhotoPlan.exe

You can run the installation without user interaction with the command

setupPhotoPlan.exe /passive 

 

Here a the full options for the msiexec installer, for reference:

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Windows ® Installer. V 5.0.19041.1

msiexec /Option <Required Parameter> [Optional Parameter]

Install Options
 </package | /i> <Product.msi>
 Installs or configures a product
 /a <Product.msi>
 Administrative install - Installs a product on the network
 /j<u|m> <Product.msi> [/t <Transform List>] [/g <Language ID>]
 Advertises a product - m to all users, u to current user
 </uninstall | /x> <Product.msi | ProductCode>
 Uninstalls the product
Display Options
 /quiet
 Quiet mode, no user interaction
 /passive
 Unattended mode - progress bar only
 /q[n|b|r|f]
 Sets user interface level
 n - No UI
 b - Basic UI
 r - Reduced UI
 f - Full UI (default)
 /help
 Help information
Restart Options
 /norestart
 Do not restart after the installation is complete
 /promptrestart
 Prompts the user for restart if necessary
 /forcerestart
 Always restart the computer after installation
Logging Options
 /l[i|w|e|a|r|u|c|m|o|p|v|x|+|!|*] <LogFile>
 i - Status messages
 w - Nonfatal warnings
 e - All error messages
 a - Start-up of actions
 r - Action-specific records
 u - User requests
 c - Initial UI parameters
 m - Out-of-memory or fatal exit information
 o - Out-of-disk-space messages
 p - Terminal properties
 v - Verbose output
 x - Extra debugging information
 + - Append to existing log file
 ! - Flush each line to the log
 * - Log all information, except for v and x options
 /log <LogFile>
 Equivalent of /l* <LogFile>
Update Options
 /update <Update1.msp>[;Update2.msp]
 Applies update(s)
 /uninstall <PatchCodeGuid>[;Update2.msp] /package <Product.msi | ProductCode>
 Remove update(s) for a product
Repair Options
 /f[p|e|c|m|s|o|d|a|u|v] <Product.msi | ProductCode>
 Repairs a product
 p - only if file is missing
 o - if file is missing or an older version is installed (default)
 e - if file is missing or an equal or older version is installed
 d - if file is missing or a different version is installed
 c - if file is missing or checksum does not match the calculated value
 a - forces all files to be reinstalled
 u - all required user-specific registry entries (default)
 m - all required computer-specific registry entries (default)
 s - all existing shortcuts (default)
 v - runs from source and recaches local package
Setting Public Properties
 [PROPERTY=PropertyValue]

Consult the Windows ® Installer SDK for additional documentation on the
command line syntax.

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Hope that helps, kind regards,

Martin

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hello Big Parker,

sorry for coming back to you this late.

Is there any output when using the installer in non passive mode?

On 9/30/2022 at 9:14 AM, Big Parker said:

Is there a setupphotoplan.msi or an other method for silent install?

We do not have such an installer, but I can contact the company who programmed PhotoPlan for further information.

Kind regards,
Frederik

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This is how I solved it:

First make a separate package of PhotoPlan in intune, package the setupphotoplan.exe with IntuneWinAppUtil
Install command: 

setupPhotoPlan.exe /L1033 /S /v/qn

Detection file:

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\PhotoPlan\PhotoPlan.exe"

Uninstall command:

msiexec.exe /X{8B9F017D-1926-414D-A739-034F244A8DFC} /passive /quiet

 

Then you make a new package for PV*Sol and make it depend on PhotoPlan being installed first:

Install command: (I did not try to add /MINIMAL, it seems it will just skip PhotoPlan since it is already installed)

setup_pvsolpremium_2023_1.exe /LANG=EN /SILENT

Detection file:

"%programfiles%\Valentin EnergieSoftware\PVSOL premium 2023\PVSOLpremium.exe"

Uninstall command:

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Valentin EnergieSoftware\PVSOL premium 2023\unins000.exe" /SILENT
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