There are multiple topics about issues and lack of features with the installer,
So there clearly are several issues and limitations with event the most latest 2021 R7, and seems like these issues have been present for several years now without any real solution.
The main things to note:
- EXE installer has silent install mode, but it's not usable on any machine / script driven installation solution, product needs hands on install and/or fiddling with psexec. This is unacceptable behavior in paid product not aimed at consumers.
- All the products in the suite will get installed, even if you only need the Designer for example
- Every install will include SQL Express 2014 LocalDB and Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0, even if you only choose to install License server, check out the SQL install from GUI or give it the INSTALLSQL=false -flag.
Btw, Microsoft has Compact 4.0 deprecated and this should not be used anymore.
I've also noticed that upgrade installing Bartender x64 version over x86 will install in wrong directory (Program Files X86) but that's cosmetic. Also upgrade install tends to fail by only partially installing the product so it's safer to uninstall previous version first.
So my question is, can we expect better installer in foreseeable future, or should we just change to competing product?
Anyhow, I've used quite many hours of trying to workaround the issue and almost the thing working as intended by extracting the contents from the .EXE installer, and running the MSI with some tinkering with MST transforms disabling the unneeded Conditon and LaunchCondition settings and giving the msiexec handpicked Features (from Feature table of the MSI)
So managed to indeed silent install only Bartender Designer from MSI. But installing it without LicensingService will bring up error of missing lisencing service component, ToolkitPro1531vc142x64U.dll. Even if the actual license server resides in network server and that information is passed to the installer along with serial key and modified BTLM.ini file. Seems like a design flaw.
Also tried to install the (unneeded) LicensingService feature to workstation too, but that will only bring up error messages #7588 or #2622 of security policy not allowing to run Bartender. the actual reason based from logs is that the licensing service doesnt find a database to use. But again that should be in the licensing server machine, not on the workstation. There is also mentions of a system database on the licensing service logs. How does licensing service need those databases?
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