How to create Admin image of Solidworks 2009 and deploy through GPO or command prompt

you must have solidworks license server installed and running before you prepare admin image.


Open a Command Prompt window (in Windows, click Start, Run, type cmd, and click OK) and enter:

msiexec /a \\yourserver\solidworks2009\swwi\data\English_i386_SolidWorks.msi

In the SolidWorks Setup Wizard, follow the on-screen instructions.


Go to the folder that contains the administrative image from Command Prompt window. Type following. The command should be in the format:

\\yourserver\solidworks2009\solidworks\SWCreateMST.exe\\yourserver\solidworks2009\solidworks\english_i386_SolidWorks.msiINSTALLDIR=”C:\Program Files\Solidworks” SOLIDWORKSSERIALNUMBER=”xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx” ADDLOCAL=SolidWorks,English,Manuals,Intel_Modules_AgeiaX86 OFFICEOPTION=0

Here, xxxx-xxxx is serial number. The transform file, English_i386_SolidWorks.mst, is created in the folder that contains the administrative image.


3. In the Active Directory, edit the Published Apps policy for the group or groups to deploy the SolidWorks software.

4. In the Group Policy dialog box, expand Computer Configuration and Software Settings.

5. Right-click Software installation and select New, Package.

6. Browse to the administrative image and click Open.

7. In the Deploy Software dialog box, select Advanced published or assigned, then click OK.

8. In the SolidWorks Properties dialog box, on the Modifications tab:

a. Click Add.

b. Browse to the .mst file.

c. Click Open.

Click OK.

 Command prompt deploy:

msiexec /i \\yourserver\Solidworks2009MSI\Solidworks\English_i386_SolidWorks.msi /qn TRANSFORMS=”\\yourserver\Solidworks2009MSI\Solidworks\English_i386_SolidWorks.mst”

About Raihan Al-Beruni

My Name is Raihan Al-Beruni. I am working as an Infrastructure Architect in Data Center Technologies in Perth, Western Australia. I have been working on Microsoft technologies for more than 15 years. Other than Microsoft technologies I also work on Citrix validated solution and VMware data center virtualization technologies. I have a Masters degree in E-Commerce. I am certified in Microsoft, VMware, ITIL and EMC. My core focus is on cloud technologies. In my blog I share my knowledge and experience to enrich information technology community as a whole. I hope my contribution through this blog will help someone who wants more information on data center technologies.
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