I want to create a silent installer for NI software, which is licensed via VLM. When I start to generate my specific nisuite.xml file, I get the message to use the parameter /groups. Unfortunately I do not find any hints how to use this parameter, the web page I found using the hints given in the pop-up window is not helpful for my case.
To specify my needs: I am using an Academic license and I want to generate an automatic installation for computers in a lab, which should all have the same installation, independent from the user. Therefore it would be fine, if every computer would get his license automatic without any input during the installation.
the process for creating silent installers with different options for VLM- or non-VLM- based installers
is described in these KBs:
please walk throug the process and try it out.
Marco B. NIG
I remember having had a similar (maybe the same) problem. I think, the group parameter does not appear anywhere in the documentation.
At the moment, I have no access to what I did back then, but I remember I had to experiment with the /groups parameter.
I think I used either /groups or /groups none on the command line
But don't beat me if it's not.... ;-) As soon as I remember, I'll let you know!
I guess you tried creating the spec file usind something like
setup.exe /generatespecfile c:\temp\spec.ini
If you get an error concerning groups you might want to try
setup.exe /generatespecfile c:\temp\spec.ini /groups ""
Can you check if this works for you?
meanwhile I found a hint on a NI webpage (don't ask me whichh one). The solution there was similar to yours, to use the parameter
in the call of setup.exe. This worked fine.
Thank you for your answer!