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Appendix A. Installation Program Reference

This appendix provides information about the AWR Design Environment installation programs. These programs are automatically invoked by the installation program, but you can also run them from the Windows® Start > Run command or from a command prompt if, for example, you want to create script files to perform network rollouts.

A.1. Addin Manager: ADDINMANAGER.EXE

The Addin Manager allows you to enable/disable dynamically loadable DLLs to aid in troubleshooting. You can browse for a DLL and register it within the AWR Design Environment program without needing to use the Windows Registry Editor (regedit.exe).

At startup, the AWR Design Environment program first searches the program installation directory for a DLL. If the DLL isn't stored there, it locates and uses the registered version.

To open the Addin Manager choose Tools > Manage Addins. The Addin Manager displays with a list of add-in programs in several categories: EM Simulators, General, Wizards, and all of these categories, (All). Select each option to view a brief description of it in the Description area of the dialog box. To disable the DLL for an addin, clear the associated check box.

You can also start the Addin Manager by launching AddinManager.exe from the AWR Design Environment program directory.

A.2. AWR Design Environment Installation Program

A.2.1. Description

The AWR Design Environment software is distributed as an executable bootstrapper containing a set of executable files for installing the AWR Design Environment software and dependencies. At run-time, the bootstrapper determines which of these files needs to be executed to complete the installation.

A.2.2. Command Line Format

awrde_<version>.exe [arguments]
Argument Opt./Mand. Description
/? optional Displays current command usage for install, user interface mode, logging, and component arguments
/i optional Command line installation
/DisplayConfig optional Displays the IDs and display names of the individual bootstrapper components
/ComponentArgs "AWRDE":"value" optional Passes additional arguments to the AWR Design Environment installer.

Examples

Command line Description
awrde_<version>.exe Install the AWR Design Environment software in graphical user interface mode.
awrde_<version>.exe /? Display installation options.
awrde_<version>.exe /qb Install the AWR Design Environment software in basic silent mode to the default location.
awrde_<version>.exe /ComponentArgs AWRDE:"TARGETDIR=C:\AWRDE /LOG /LogFile awrdeinstall.log" Install the AWR Design Environment software to C:\AWRDE and write the install log to awrdeinstall.log
awrde_<version>.exe /q /ComponentArgs "AWRDE":"TARGETDIR=""C:\My Location\AWRDE"" Install the AWR Design Environment software silently to a path containing spaces (C:\My Location\AWRDE)
awrde_<version>.exe /x Uninstall the software.
awrde_<version>.exe /ExtractCab Extract the embedded components from the exe. This allows access to the msi and other components.

Examples ComponentArgs

The default lpf installed is MMIC.lpf(2). To override, use the DEFAULTLPF_FILE and chosen value below

MIC_english.lpf   DEFAULTLPF_FILE="1”
MMIC.lpf          DEFAULTLPF_FILE="2"
MIC_metric.lpf    DEFAULTLPF_FILE="3"

To disable a particular extension, set the following property on the msiexec command line:

EXTENSION_CAL=""
EXTENSION_DXF=""
EXTENSION_GDS=""
EXTENSION_SF=""

A.3. Job Scheduler Service Installation

A.3.1. Description

This section provides information for installing the Job Scheduler service for remote computing.

A.3.2. Command Line Format

The following command line syntax installs the AWR Design Environment software with the Job Scheduler Service argument.

awrde_<version>.exe /ComponentArgs "AWRDE":"JOBSERVICE=YES" /LOG /LogFile awrdeinstall.log

The following example shows how to pass multiple arguments to the AWR Design Environment installer. The following command line syntax installs the AWR Design Environment software with the Job Scheduler service to the specified directory C:\AWRDE\MyChosenLocation.

awrde_<version>.exe /ComponentArgs "AWRDE":"JOBSERVICE=YES TARGETDIR=C:\AWRDE\MyChosenLocation" /LOG /LogFile awrdeinstall.log

After running the installers, you need to specify the license file location by either running the AWR Design Environment software, or by running LicLocSetup.exe from the AWR Design Environment installation directory. See the Simulation and Analysis Guide for details on managing the service.

After installation, open the Windows Task Manager and click the Services tab to verify that the AWR_JobScheduler service is listed with its Status as "Running". For further details and service options, click the Services button at the bottom of the window to display the Services window. After the Job Scheduler is registered as a service, it launches whenever Windows starts and serves jobs on that computer until the computer shuts down or you stop the service. See the Simulation and Analysis Guide for information on stopping and removing the Job Scheduler Service.

NOTE: Running the AWR Design Environment installer again switches the version of the Job Scheduler service to that of the most recent installation. When installing multiple versions of the AWR Design Environment software on a remote computer, you should install from the lowest to the highest version number to ensure that the highest version of the Job Scheduler service is installed. See the Simulation and Analysis Guide for information on manually changing the service version.

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