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 +====== Brazil 2.0 for Rhino Automated Installation ======
 +
 +> **Summary:​** //Three ways to install Brazil 2.0 for Rhino without user intervention.//​
 +
 +=====Requirements:​=====
 +To deploy Brazil 2.0 for Rhino using any of the methods below use the appropriate .MSI file from the CD, or for Beta and Eval installers.
 +
 +
 +=====Overview=====
 +These instructions are useful for System Administrators who want to deploy Brazil 2.0 for Rhino using silent installation with a batch file, silent installation with an INI file, or throughout an organization via Active Directory or SMS.
 +
 +General documentation of ActiveDirectory/​SMS application deployment is beyond the scope of this article, so most deployment-specific instructions have been omitted.
 +
 +=====Uninstalling Previous Installations of Brazil 2.0 for Rhino=====
 +Newer versions of Brazil automatically uninstall an older version.
 +
 +> **NOTE:** //If you need to install an older version of Brazil 2.0 for Rhino over a newer version, you should uninstall the newer Brazil first, using Windows manual uninstall (ControlPanel>​AddRemovePrograms) or do an automated uninstall by running the uninstall command for the currently installed Brazil, which is in the UninstallString value of the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McNeel\Brazil\Version 2.0//
 +
 +======Method 1: Brazil 2.0 for Rhino MSI Scripted Installation======
 +
 +If you are installing off the standard Brazil 2.0 for Rhino CD, you can execute a line (or execute a batch file with extension .bat) with content like this (all on one line separated by spaces):
 +
 +     ​msiexec.exe
 +       /​i"​D:​\Brazil\Setup Brazil.msi"​ /qn
 +       ​INSTALLDIR="​C:​\Program Files\Brazil 2.0 for Rhino"
 +       ​RMA_CDKEY=BR20-1234-5678-ABCD-EFGH-IJKL
 +
 +If you would like to install off a server and have copied the Brazil installer MSI onto a network server the commands may look like this
 +
 +     ​msiexec.exe
 +       /​i"​J:​\download\Setup Brazil.msi"​ /qb
 +       ​INSTALLDIR="​C:​\Program Files\Renderers\Brazil"​
 +       ​RMA_CDKEY=BR20-AAAA-BBBB-CCCC-DDDD-EEEE
 +
 +/qn - Tells the installer not to show any dialogs. ​ An alternate is /qb which will show only a self-closing progress dialog. ​ Or you can test it without the /q switch to observe how the parameters appear in the installer dialogs
 +INSTALLDIR="​C:​\Program Files\Renderers\Brazil" ​  <​del>​-</​del> ​ Specify the folder to install into.  Must be surrounded by quotes if the path contains spaces.
 +
 +RMA_CDKEY=BR20-AAAA-BBBB-CCCC-DDDD-EEEE <​del>​-</​del>​ provides the CD-Key for the installation. Use this to install as a standalone node. The CD-Key can also be entered with no dashes.
 +
 +=====Optional Parameters:​=====
 +WORKGROUP_NODE=1 ​ <​del>​-</​del> ​ Alternative to the RMA_CDKEY entry, when you want the station to get its Brazil CDKey from the Zoo license manager (www.rhino3d.com/​zoo.htm) each time it starts.
 +
 +USERNAME="​Rodney Dangerfield" ​ <​del>​-</​del>​ These two items fill in the user information that displays later in BrazilAbout dialog
 +
 +COMPANYNAME="​Universal Pictures"​
 +
 +> **Example:​** ////
 +
 +To install Brazil as a workgroup node (gets CD-Key from the Zoo) from the installer file D:​\Installer\Setup Brazil.msi to the folder C:\Program Files\Brazil2 use this  (all on one line separated by spaces):
 +
 +     ​msiexec.exe
 +       /​i"​D:​\Installer\Setup Brazil.msi"​ /qn
 +       ​INSTALLDIR="​C:​\Program Files\Brazil2"​
 +       ​WORKGROUP_NODE=1
 +       ​USERNAME="​Rodney Dangerfield"​
 +       ​COMPANYNAME="​Universal Pictures"​
 +
 +> **NOTE:** //If an earlier version of Brazil 2.0 for Rhino might be already installed on the computer, it should be uninstalled first. ​ If the new install replaces an old, it will adopt it will use the settings (INSTALLDIR,​ etc) of the old install. ​ You can uninstall the old verision using the command that is stored in the registry value UninstallString in the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McNeel\Brazil\Version 2.0//
 +
 +======Method 2: Brazil 2.0 for Rhino MSI Installation with INI File======
 +
 +Edit the file **[[http://​wiki.mcneel.com/​_media/​legacy/​en/​Brazil2Setup.zip|Brazil2Setup.ini]]** or use the copy in the Brazil folder on the Brazil 2.0 for Rhino CD.  Uncomment the parameters (see Method 1 above) you want to set for the installation process. Note: All characters on a line in the INI file following a # sign are ignored by the installer, even if the # character appears in the middle of a line.  After the equals sign in your lines, don't use quotes around the strings (as you must in Method 1)
 +
 +Rename the INI file and/or the MSI file so they have the same filename (before the file extension), and put them in the same folder.
 +
 +Launch the MSI file (using the same "​msiexec.exe /i" /qn syntax as in Method 1) and it will automatically find the INI file, read the parameters from the INI file (see Method 1 above) from it, and run the installer silently.
 +
 +
 +
 +======Method 3: Brazil 2.0 for Rhino MSI Deployment with Active Directory or SMS======
 +
 +=====Deployment Preparation=====
 +  - Perform an administrative install of the MSI to your network share. For this example, we'll assume the location **S:\Brazil 2.0 for Rhino**
 +  - Prepare the INI file as in Method 2.
 +
 +=====Deployment Configuration=====
 +  - Open **Active Directory Users & Computers**
 +  - Right-click the Group or Organizational Unit that contains the users or computers that will receive Brazil 2.0 for Rhino, then click Properties.
 +  - In the Group Policy tab, add a new Group Policy Object named **Install Brazil 2.0 for Rhino**
 +  - Select the **Install Brazil 2.0 for Rhino** Group Policy Object, then click **Edit...**
 +  - Determine whether you will be installing per-computer or per-user (read up on Group Policy to determine which works best for your organization).
 +  - Under User Configuration or Computer Configuration (depending on how you chose in the last step), expand **Software Settings**, then right click **Software installation**,​ then click **New -> Package**.
 +  - Select the .MSI file to install.
 +  - In the Deploy Software dialog box, select **Assigned**,​ then click OK.
 +  - Right-click Brazil 2.0 for Rhino in the right pane, then click **Properties**.
 +  - Select the **Install this application at logon checkbox.** (Or customize the deployment options to fit the needs of your organization).
 +
 +(end)
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