Bentley STAAD.Pro V8i SELECTseries

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Deployment Tips (3)

Most Common Setup Type
Legacy Setup with command line support
Average Package Difficulty Rating
Rated 3 / 5 (Average) based on 3 ratings
Most Commonly Reported Deployment Method
Vendor Provided Command Line (switch driven)


    1. Make sure you have the latest version downloaded from Bentley’s Website
    2. Extract the contents of the .EXE to a temporary folder.
    3. Create an install.bat with the code under scripts.
      1. You may need to change the uninstall string of the old programs based on what version you’re using. They can be found in the K1000 -> Inventory -> Software
      2. You may need to change the string from MSIEXEC.EXE /I to /X just keep an eye out for that.
    4. The following are the special switches for STAAD.Pro
      1. ALLUSERS=1 – Installs for all users on the PC
      2. INSTALLDIR="<installation folder>" – Where you want it to install. You can leave this switch out if you want the default location.
      3. SELECT_SERVER="<SELECT server name>" - Whatever your Select license server name is.
      4. SELECT_ACTIVATION="<activation key>" - The Activation key for your product.
      5. SELECT_EMAIL="<your email address>" – Admin’s email address.
    5. Compile the working folder together into a zip file.
    6. For Use in the Dell KACE K1000: Find the software entry in the K1000. Set the Supported operating systems to the Windows 7 32/64bit and XP 32/64bit. Then upload the zip and set the Category to Business and the Threat level to 1 – Safe.

  1. Navigate to the Distribution -> Managed Installations page and Choose Action -> Add New Item.
  2. Drop down the Software list and choose STAAD.Pro V8i SELECTseries 4 ( (Or whatever version you’re using.)
    1. Set the installation command to Configure Manually and type in install.bat
    2. Check Don’t Prepend msiexec.exe and Delete downloaded files
    3. Input Notes about the install and set managed action to Execute Anytime (next available)
    4. Check Allow Snooze and put in a message, Set the timeout to 10 minutes and set the timeout action to Install Now
    5. Check Custom Post-Install Message and thank them for their time/give them information to contact IT if there are any problems. Set the timeout to 15 Minutes.
    6. Save the install and you’re ready to start pushing STAAD.Pro!
Setup Information:
Setup Type: Legacy Setup with command line support
Deployment Method Used: Vendor Provided Command Line (switch driven)
Deployment Difficulty: Somewhat Easy
Platform(s): Windows
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::SELECTSeries 4 Check
REG QUERY HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{66170578-AEB8-41B4-940F-51DA78E96121}
IF %errorlevel%==0 goto :END
) ELSE (
if %errorlevel%==1 goto :OLDCHECK

::SELECTseries 2 Check
REG QUERY HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{F354C2A0-F802-4EC8-A8F9-9038885E34EB}
if %errorlevel%==0 goto :UNINSTALL
) ELSE (
if %errorlevel%==1 goto :INSTALL

::STAAD.Pro V8i SELECTseries 2 Uninstall command
MsiExec /qn /X{F354C2A0-F802-4EC8-A8F9-9038885E34EB}
::Pipelink Uninstall
MsiExec /qn /X{D5BD6BE7-61F9-4C84-8C72-E49DE6AB1553}
::StrucLink Uninstall
MsiExec /qn /X{2A873924-B049-4147-AF70-9E9AAFCC95BF}
::Bentley IEG License Service Uninstall
MsiExec /qn /X{2924BC91-7696-4A4A-A538-7685D87544F8}

msiexec /i "Bentley IEG License Service.msi" MSIFASTISNTALL=1 /qn /norestart
msiexec /i "STAAD.Pro V8i SELECTseries 4.msi" MSIFASTISNTALL=1 /qn /norestart ALLUSERS=1 SELECT_SERVER="<SELECT server name>" SELECT_ACTIVATION="<activation key>" SELECT_EMAIL="<Admin's Email Address>"
msiexec /i "StrucLinkForStaadProSetup20121129.msi" MSIFASTINSTALL=1 /qn /norestart
msiexec /i "PipeLinkForStaadPro20110912.msi" MSIFASTINSTALL=1 /qn /norestart
msiexec /i "STAAD.foundation V8i (SS4) 5.3.msi" MSIFASTINSTALL=1 /qn /norestart
msiexec /i "OpenSTAADOEMSetup." MSIFASTINSTALL=1 /qn /norestart


Setup Information:
Setup Type: unspecified
Deployment Method Used: unspecified
Deployment Difficulty: Average
Platform(s): Windows
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SELECTSeries 5

After you have downloaded and extracted the vendor install, look for a file named STPOneClickInstaller.hta. Open with notepad and it will reveal the needed pre-reqs and installation order.

  • WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe (for XP)
  • dotNetFx40_Full_setup.exe
  • vcredist_x86.exe (Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable x86)
  • STAAD.Pro V8i SELECTseries 5.msi
  • OpenSTAADOEMSetup.
  • STAAD.foundation V8i (SS4) 5.3.msi
  • StrucLinkForStaadProSetup20131101_SS5.msi (optional)
  • PipeLinkForStaadProSetup20130227_SS5.msi (optional)
For typical install, create a Transform for STAAD.Pro V8i SELECTseries 5.msi and set these properties:
BASEUNIT=1 (1 for US/Imperial, 2 for Metric)
SELECT_SERVER=[Your server name]
SELECT_ACTIVATION=[Your activation key]
SELECT_EMAIL=[Your Adminsitrator email]

Setup Information:
Setup Type: Windows Installer (MSI)
Deployment Method Used: Windows Installer with Custom Transform (MST)
Deployment Difficulty: Average
Platform(s): Windows
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Uninstall String

MsiExec.exe /X{F354C2A0-F802-4EC8-A8F9-9038885E34EB}

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