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Windows


A silent installation allows you to complete V-Ray installation without user input during the process using a predefined set of options. To set up a silent installation follow the instructions below.

Run the installation file from the command prompt with the -gui=0 argument

vray_adv_36003_rhino_6_win_x64.exe -gui=0

Follow the instructions of the install and set-up the installation the way you want to have it on all machines This will create a file named config.xml in the folder of the installation file.

Run the installer with the following command:

vray_adv_36003_rhino_6_win_x64.exe -gui=0 -configFile="xml_file.xml" -quiet=1

The -quiet=1 argument will cause the installer to read the variable values from the .xml file and do the installation without user input. It will also accept the EULA. If you do not specify the -quiet=1 option, the installer will ask for a confirmation of each variable before proceeding.


Configuration File


The config.xml file holds configuration information about the settings of the installation. Below is an example of such a config file for V-Ray 3 for Rhino 6:

<DefValues>
<Value DataType="value" Name="TELEMETRY">1</Value>
<Value DataType="value" Name="REVERT_INSTALL">1</Value>
<Value DataType="value" Name="INSTALL_RHINO">1</Value>
<Value DataType="value" Name="INSTALL_SWARM">0</Value>
<Value DataType="value" Name="INSTALL_LICENSE_SERVER">0</Value>
<Value DataType="value" Name="OPEN_CHANGELOG">0</Value>
<Value DataType="value" Name="REMOTE_LICENSE">1</Value>
<Value DataType="value" Name="SHOULDUNINSTALL2">1</Value>
<LicServer>
  <Host>123.0.1.23</Host>
  <Port>30304</Port>
  <Host1>localhost</Host1>
  <Port1>30304</Port1>
  <Host2></Host2>
  <Port2>30304</Port2>
  <User></User>
 </LicServer>
</DefValues>

Below is a description of the variables of the installer:

 

INSTALL_RHINO

Specifies the installation type:

0 - Does not install V-Ray for Rhino.

1 - Installs V-Ray for Rhino.

REVERT_INSTALL

The parameter is used when the installer encounters an error – it triggers uninstallation and removes the files that have been populated before the error appears. 

Should always be set to its default 1.

INSTALL_SWARM

Specifies whether or not to install to install V-Ray Swarm:

0 - Does not install Swarm.

1 - Installs Swarm.

INSTALL_LICENSE_SERVER

Specifies whether or not to install the V-Ray license server:

0 - Does not install the V-Ray license server.

1 - Install the V-Ray license server.

OPEN_CHANGELOG

Specifies whether or not to open the Change Log once the installation is complete:

0 - Does not open the Change Log.

1 - Opens the Change Log.

REMOTE_LICENSE

Specifies whether the V-Ray license server runs locally or on another machine:

0 - The license server runs locally on the same machine.

1 - The server is on a different machine in the network.

SHOULDUNINSTALL2

Specifies if you want to Uninstall V-Ray for Rhino Version 2.0.

 0 - Does not uninstall Version 2.0 installation.

 1 - Uninstalls Version 2.0 installation.

TELEMETRY

Toggles the V-Ray Feedback program based on telemetry of V-Ray anonymous usage statistics.

0 - Disables V-Ray telemetry

1 - Enables V-Ray telemetry

Notes


  • Running the installer with the -quiet=1 argument will also accept the EULA.