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There is an issue sequencing Bentley View 8i when launching it causes a BSOD. I logged it with Microsoft who confirmed there a bug in Softgrid 4.1 and 4.2 and quite possibly later versions that can't deal with some of the coding within the Bentley view app. MS aren't going to look at a fix for these versions.
As of Bentley View V8i, the executable CreateDeployment can be used to download all the necessary install files to a folder and configure setup.exe to run silently. Creating a package from the resulting directory and running setup.exe installs the product silently.
Using the Bentley View 8Vi (Select Series 3) source files, a silent deployment can be created using the 'CreateDeployment' shortcut. Once done, a silent install can be run using the main executable 'Setup.exe'. If you have a licensing server in the environment you may want to register the software. To do this setup it up manually and export the registry key from (different path for 32-bit environment): HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Bentley\Licensing\1.1
Here the command line on a 64-bit system (%~dp0 batch variable used for source path):
rem Install Registration
REG IMPORT "%~dp0LicensingInfo\Bentley MicroStation V8i Licensing.reg" /reg:64
Virtualizing Bentley View 8Vi (Select Series 3) worked fine using App-V Sequencer 4.6 Sp1. The first command line in this command line section was used.
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