+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Windows Thread, Upgrade from SolidWorks 2010 SP04 to 2011 SP05 failing via MSI in Technical; We're trying to upgrade our education install of SolidWorks 2010 to the latest version we have. I have upgraded the ...
  1. #1

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,115
    Thank Post
    512
    Thanked 2,313 Times in 1,789 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    803

    Upgrade from SolidWorks 2010 SP04 to 2011 SP05 failing via MSI

    We're trying to upgrade our education install of SolidWorks 2010 to the latest version we have. I have upgraded the license server already, and have created the new administrative image per the instructions, and transferred the share to it.

    None of the clients 'auto update' as I was told they would, so I have now tried doing a manual upgrade using the msi

    msiexec /i "\\server\solidworks\Solidworks 2011 SP05\32bit\SolidWorks\SolidWorks.msi" SWMIGRATE="SolidWorks 2010 SP04" UPGRADEWINSTALL=1

    It churns away for a while, a SolidWorks 2011 icon appears on the desktop it says its removing the old version and then after a while it decides to roll back, and warns me that a file couldn't be found to fully restore.

    Can anyone give me some clues as to why this is failing and how to fix it? I really don't want to have to go around 60 computers and manually do an install!

  2. #2

    bossman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    England
    Posts
    3,855
    Thank Post
    1,162
    Thanked 1,028 Times in 729 Posts
    Rep Power
    323
    @localzuk:

    I wouldn't waste my time upgrading the files, instead I would build a new package using the SW wizard and un-install the old package and assign the new. That's what we did and it works first time no problems.

    The reason I think that the upgrade doesn't work fully is that there are missing files on the workstations which the upgrade requires to actually upgrade.

  3. #3

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,115
    Thank Post
    512
    Thanked 2,313 Times in 1,789 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    803
    Kinda defeats the point of wanting to upgrade though - as it means we now have to go around and do manual installs on 60 machines, with an installer that takes at best 20 minutes, but normally 40 minutes to do its work.

    However, I have just determined that there is another issue for us - our machines have 2GB RAM and Office 2003. SolidWorks 2011 has a minimum requirement of 2GB RAM, meaning it'll be slow with anything slightly complex open, and it requires Office 2007.

    So, we have decided not to upgrade until we get round to replacing the machines, and when we do, it'll be a fresh install.

  4. #4

    bossman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    England
    Posts
    3,855
    Thank Post
    1,162
    Thanked 1,028 Times in 729 Posts
    Rep Power
    323
    @localzuk:

    I do understand what you are saying and I do feel it is a problem with the software, obviously we have a different method of building and deploying the SW package which after the initial wizard build on the SW server we imported the package into our old exported package and then just updated the package itself. We un-installed from the workstations through our deployment agent and then redeployed the new package, in all it took just over 1.5 hours for 30 workstations as this is the one suite we run SW in.

    I feel your angst in all of this but that is the nature of our world is it not?

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 29th September 2010, 08:47 AM
  2. Moodle upgrade from 1.9.1 to 1.9.9 crashed.
    By scottchr in forum Virtual Learning Platforms
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 16th September 2010, 05:14 PM
  3. Samsung R510 laptop - upgrade from VHP to VB
    By dgsmith in forum Windows
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 28th May 2009, 11:52 AM
  4. Upgrade from 1.0 to 1.5
    By Scotmk in forum EduGeek Joomla 1.0 Package
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 23rd March 2008, 03:56 AM
  5. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 22nd October 2007, 07:15 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •