Bentley View CONNECT Edition Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Bentley View CONNECT Edition allows you to view your DGN, iModels and other file formats in full fidelity for free. Bentley View CONNECT Edition brings together the common ribbon interface that many users are familiar with in other CONNECT Edition products. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Bentley View CONNECT Edition from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Bentley View CONNECT Edition Silently

Bentley View CONNECT Edition Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.bentley.com/en/resources/software/bentley-view-english
  2. Download & Copy the Setup_Viewx64_w.x.y.z.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: Setup_Viewx64_w.x.y.z.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  6. Press Enter
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After a few minutes you should see the Bentley View CONNECT Edition Desktop Shortcuts appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Bentley View CONNECT Edition
Vendor:Bentley Systems, Incorporated
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Setup_Viewx64_w.x.y.z.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:Setup_Viewx64_w.x.y.z.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart
Download Link:https://www.bentley.com/en/resources/software/bentley-view-english
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/bentley-view-connect-edition-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Create a Bentley View CONNECT Edition Installation Log File

The Bentley View CONNECT Edition installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following command to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

Bentley View CONNECT Edition Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

Setup_Viewx64_w.x.y.z.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\BentleyView-Install.log"

How to Uninstall Bentley View CONNECT Edition Silently

Check out the Bentley View CONNECT Edition Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following commands:

Bentley View CONNECT Edition Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramData%\Package Cache\{24b27a41-dd27-4d8e-a50b-7b322415a49c}\Setup_Viewx64_w.x.y.z.exe" /uninstall /quiet /norestart

CONNECTION Client Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramData%\Package Cache\{540ee2af-d8c0-4c03-abce-8772963b5f7b}\Setup_CONNECTIONClientx64_w.x.y.z.exe" /uninstall /quiet /norestart

Bentley DgnDb iModel Importer 1.6 x64 Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x {AE4E79D2-D7DE-418F-9E7D-B58B62D7F4FA} /qn

Bentley DgnDb iModel Importer 2.0 x64 Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x {20D5AF52-66F2-4B6C-B329-F113B3764CC7} /qn

Bentley DGN IFilter Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x {2E873893-A883-4C06-8308-7B491D58F3D6} /qn

Bentley DGN Preview Handler Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x {0A0DEEF8-1777-389D-A162-D894E93FE184} /qn

Bentley DGN Thumbnail Provider Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x {6DE653DE-E66C-4B61-91C1-674C4AFD65EA} /qn

HDR Preview Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x {9F7815C9-A323-4215-905C-73137D21BCC0} /qn

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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