In GeoExpress 9.5, the serial number you receive with your order is now required as it is used to indicate which version of GeoExpress you are running. For organizations using a floating license, this means that all clients will need a serial number. Fortunately we have an easy way to automate the process.
*Note that batch installation is bugged in version 9.5.1 - you must use either version 9.5 or version 9.5.2+
Serial number and license preference file (Only necessary on GeoExpress 9.5 installations, not needed for GeoExpress 9.5.2 or later)
The serial number and floating license server preferences file is located in the bin directory:
You can populate this file with any valid serial number on multiple workstations. It contains three lines:
Silent Installation (For GeoExpress 9.5.2 and later)
The first step is to create a response file for the GeoExpress setup.exe. On the command line, run the following:
This will install the software and create a response file called “setup.iss” in the c:\windows directory. This file will retain all information entered during the installation, including install directories and serial numbers. We will use this setup.iss file to run the silent install on all workstations.
On each workstation, place the setup.iss file in the same directory as the setup.exe. Then, run the following:
setup.exe -s -f1".\setup.iss”
This will run a silent install using setup.iss file you created. There is no space between the -f1 and the quotation marks.