RoofCon Viewer 2019 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


RoofCon Viewer is a 3D CAD software used by manufacturers and engineers to design roof structures. It stores the structure model, which includes the layout, dimensions, materials, and other building information about the roof surface, walls, and trusses. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of RoofCon Viewer 2019 from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install RoofCon Viewer 2019 Silently

RoofCon Viewer 2019 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://resources.csce.se/roofcon/versions/RcwViewer/RcwViewerSetup.exe
  2. Download the RcwViewerSetup.exe file 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 to extract the setup files:
    • RcwViewerSetup.exe /extract_all:C:\Downloads\RoofCon
  6. Press Enter
  7. Navigate to the “C:\Downloads\RoofCon\Disk1” folder
  8. Enter the following command to record a response file:
    • setup.exe -r -f1".\setup.iss"
  9. Press Enter
  10. Click Next on the RcwViewer 2019 – Installation Wizard window
  11. Choose Destination Location and Click Next
  12. Select your preferred Language and Click Next
  13. Click Install
  14. Click Finish on the Installation Wizard Complete window
  15. You will now find the response file (setup.iss) in the C:\Downloads\RoofCon\Disk1 folder
  16. Uninstall RoofCon Viewer

Note: As an alternative, you can copy the following Response File Example

  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  • Enter the following lines:
[InstallShield Silent]
Version=v7.00
File=Response File
[File Transfer]
OverwrittenReadOnly=NoToAll
[{E52D7D07-55C1-482D-A81C-B2E0E9245408}-DlgOrder]
Dlg0={E52D7D07-55C1-482D-A81C-B2E0E9245408}-SdWelcome-0
Count=5
Dlg1={E52D7D07-55C1-482D-A81C-B2E0E9245408}-SdAskDestPath2-0
Dlg2={E52D7D07-55C1-482D-A81C-B2E0E9245408}-SdAskOptionsList-0
Dlg3={E52D7D07-55C1-482D-A81C-B2E0E9245408}-SdStartCopy2-0
Dlg4={E52D7D07-55C1-482D-A81C-B2E0E9245408}-SdFinish-0
[{E52D7D07-55C1-482D-A81C-B2E0E9245408}-SdWelcome-0]
Result=1
[{E52D7D07-55C1-482D-A81C-B2E0E9245408}-SdAskDestPath2-0]
szDir=C:\Program Files (x86)\RcwViewer
Result=1
[{E52D7D07-55C1-482D-A81C-B2E0E9245408}-SdAskOptionsList-0]
Component-type=string
Component-count=1
Component-0=Language\English
Result=1
[{E52D7D07-55C1-482D-A81C-B2E0E9245408}-SdStartCopy2-0]
Result=1
[Application]
Name=RcwViewer 2019
Version=19.1.0
Company=CSCE AB
Lang=0009
[{E52D7D07-55C1-482D-A81C-B2E0E9245408}-SdFinish-0]
Result=1
bOpt1=0
bOpt2=0
  • Save the file and name it: setup.iss
  • Copy the setup.iss to the “C:\Downloads\RoofCon\Disk1” folder

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\RoofCon\Disk1 folder
  3. Enter the following command: setup.exe -s -f1".\setup.iss"
  4. Press Enter
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After a few moments you will find RoofCon Viewer entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:RoofCon Viewer 2019
Vendor:CSCE AB
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:setup.exe -s -f1".\setup.iss"
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\InstallShield Installation Information\{E52D7D07-55C1-482D-A81C-B2E0E9245408}\Setup.exe" -s -f1".\uninstall.iss"
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\InstallShield Installation Information\{E52D7D07-55C1-482D-A81C-B2E0E9245408}\Setup.exe" -s -f1".\uninstall.iss"
Download Link:https://resources.csce.se/roofcon/versions/RcwViewer/RcwViewerSetup.exe
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/roofcon-viewer-2019-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 RoofCon Viewer 2019 Installation Log File

The RoofCon Viewer 2019 installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a log file with details about the installation.

RoofCon Viewer 2019 Silent Install with Logging (EXE)

setup.exe -s -f1".\setup.iss" -f2"C:\Windows\Temp\RoofConViewer-Install.log"

How to Uninstall RoofCon Viewer 2019 Silently

Check out the RoofCon Viewer 2019 Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

RoofCon Viewer 2019 Silent Uninstall (EXE)

  • Install RoofCon Viewer 2019
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the “C:\Downloads\RoofCon\Disk1” folder
  • Enter one of the following commands to record a uninstall response file:

32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\InstallShield Installation Information\{E52D7D07-55C1-482D-A81C-B2E0E9245408}\Setup.exe" -r -f1".\uninstall.iss"

64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\InstallShield Installation Information\{E52D7D07-55C1-482D-A81C-B2E0E9245408}\Setup.exe" -r -f1".\uninstall.iss"
  • Select the Remove radio button & Click Next
  • Click Yes on the “Do you want to completely remove the selected application and all of its features?” pop-up
  • On the Maintenance Complete screen, Click Finish
  • You will now find the response file (uninstall.iss) in the C:\Downloads\RoofCon\Disk1 folder
  • Reinstall RoofCon Viewer to test silent uninstall

Note: As an alternative, you can copy the following Response File Example

  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  • Enter the following lines:
[InstallShield Silent]
Version=v7.00
File=Response File
[File Transfer]
OverwrittenReadOnly=NoToAll
[{E52D7D07-55C1-482D-A81C-B2E0E9245408}-DlgOrder]
Dlg0={E52D7D07-55C1-482D-A81C-B2E0E9245408}-SdWelcomeMaint-0
Count=3
Dlg1={E52D7D07-55C1-482D-A81C-B2E0E9245408}-MessageBox-0
Dlg2={E52D7D07-55C1-482D-A81C-B2E0E9245408}-SdFinish-0
[{E52D7D07-55C1-482D-A81C-B2E0E9245408}-SdWelcomeMaint-0]
Result=303
[{E52D7D07-55C1-482D-A81C-B2E0E9245408}-MessageBox-0]
Result=6
[Application]
Name=RcwViewer 2019
Version=19.1.0
Company=CSCE AB
Lang=0009
[{E52D7D07-55C1-482D-A81C-B2E0E9245408}-SdFinish-0]
Result=1
bOpt1=0
bOpt2=0
  • Save the file to the “C:\Downloads\RoofCon\Disk1” folder and name it: uninstall.iss
  • Copy the uninstall.iss to the “C:\Downloads\RoofCon\Disk1” folder

  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the “C:\Downloads\RoofCon\Disk1” folder
  • Enter one of the following commands:

RoofCon Viewer 2019 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\InstallShield Installation Information\{E52D7D07-55C1-482D-A81C-B2E0E9245408}\Setup.exe" -s -f1".\uninstall.iss"

RoofCon Viewer 2019 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\InstallShield Installation Information\{E52D7D07-55C1-482D-A81C-B2E0E9245408}\Setup.exe" -s -f1".\uninstall.iss"

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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