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Installation Procedure

  1. You can download the latest version of SystemVue from:
  2. Navigate to where you saved the SystemVue <*version>.exe installation image.
  3. Run the executable (SystemVue_<*version>_ .exe).
  4. The InstallAnywhere extracts the components and displays the Introduction tab. Click Next to proceed.
  5. Read the License Agreement and if you agree, select I accept the terms of the License Agreement and click Next.

  6. The Choose Install Set tab appears. You can select from Complete, Typical (Default), Minimal and Custom options.

  7. The Choose Install Folder tab appears. You can type a new location or proceed with the default location (C:\Program Files\SystemVue2011.03). Click Next to proceed.
  8. The Install FLEXid Drivers tab appears. You can select Yes or No depending upon whether you want to install FLEXid driver on your system or not. Click Next to proceed.
  9. The Pre-Installation Summary tab appears. Click Install to proceed with the installation or click previous to change any previously made choice.

Congratulations you have successfully installed SystemVue. The next step is to setup Licensing. Follow the steps appropriate for the type of licensing you are using.


Silent Installations

The InstallAnywhere program provided with SystemVue supports a silent installation mode. A normal (non-silent) installation receives the necessary input from the user installing the software in the form of responses to prompts in dialog boxes. However, a silent installation does not display prompts for inputs. InstallAnywhere supports a silent mode that has no user interaction, and runs either using the defaults provided for a complete install or using a response file that contains the values for various InstallAnywhere variables, which control the installation.

Silent Installation Overview

Here is an overview on how to set up and run a silent installation.

  1. If needed, run a silent uninstallation before hand to remove SystemVue.
  2. Run the SystemVue<*version>.exe utility using arguments for a silent installation (see below).

Running a Silent Installation

To run a silent installation, run the SystemVue<*version>.exe utility using the silent installation arguments shown below:

  1. On the client PC, verify that SystemVue installation folder does not already exist. There should not be a C:\Program Files\SystemVue<*version> folder since the silent installation process is not expecting it to be there. If SystemVue has been installed, uninstall it before you continue.
  2. On the client PC, open a Command Prompt or DOS prompt window. In a command prompt, change to the folder that where SystemVue<*version>.exe is. The location of the SystemVue<*version>.exe can be on a server.
  3. On the client PCs, perform one of the following actions to run a silent installation of SystemVue:


    When a silent installation is running you won't see any confirmation that the installer is running. However, the process monitor will show ads_install.exe processes running in the background.

  • Complete Silent Install
    • To peform a complete silent installation without requiring any user interaction, type the following command from the command line:
      SystemVue<*version>.exe -i silent
  • Custom Silent Install
    • The custom silent installation gets its input from the response file created during a custom installation. To perform a custom silent installation without requiring any user interaction, create a response file then type the following command from the command line specifying the path to the response file:
      SystemVue<*version>.exe -f c:\tmp\your_response_file.txt -i silent

Creating Your Own Response File

When a normal installation runs, the inputs to prompts that are entered manually into dialog boxes are automatically recorded to a response file. By default, all of the variables defined in your installation are recorded. A response file is always generated after the successful completion of an installation. InstallAnywhere creates this file when the installation exits, storing the values of the applicable properties in the file. This is useful for saving a record of a specific installation execution session that can later be reused in a silent or custom installation.

This response file is a plain text file that uses a simple key=value format. If you want to change the settings in a particular response file, you can edit the response file directly or create your own from scratch.

The properties in the response file might look like:

USER_INSTALL_DIR=c:\Program Files\SystemVue<*version>
  • INSTALLER_UI allows you to specify the installer mode in the properties file, negating the need to use the -i silent command-line switch.
  • USER_INSTALL_DIR is the location where you wish to install SystemVue.
  • USER_DEFAULT_HOME_FOLDER is the location where you wish to save your configuration files and projects.
  • CHOSEN_INSTALL_SET can be set to a value of either complete or custom.
    If you set it to "complete", you don't need to add the CHOSEN_INSTALL_FEATURE_LIST variable. The "complete" selection will install all of the SystemVue modules.
    If you select "custom", you need to set the CHOSEN_INSTALL_FEATURE_LIST.


The most effective way to troubleshoot errors with the silent install/uninstall process is to run the same type of installation in normal or visual mode.

Uninstall Procedure

  1. Select Start > All Program > SystemVue 2011.03 > Uninstall SystemVue 2011.03
  2. The Uninstall dialog box appears. Select Uninstall Product and select Next to proceed and completely uninstall SystemVue 2011.03 from your system.

Note: To completely uninstall SystemVue 2011.03 from your PC, delete the SystemVue 2011.03 install folder (default:C:\Program Files\SystemVue2011.03) and the following registry entry HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Agilent > SYSTEMVUE2011.03.

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