UNIFI Installation Instructions

(For UNIFI Versions 3.6 and newer) 

Download Link 

To download the UNIFI installer described below, click the “Download UNIFI” button displayed at the following link: 


Installer Options 

Users can select per-user/per-machine and features through the UI. Through CLI or SECM, users have additional options of not allowing updates and clean uninstalling all UNIFI files/directories/registry. 

Microsoft does provide some default options which are listed at Microsoft’s website. One common you will see used in examples is /passive or “default settings and progress bar only” UI install. 


Users installing UNIFI from the UI will be able to select ADVANCED and then choose which features they wish to have installed. 

To install features using CLI, use ADDLOCAL arg in format ADDLOCAL=feature1,feature2,feature3 

  • * If this is a new installation, enter all the features wanted installed 
  • * If you wish to add a feature to the same version which is not installed, run the same version of installer and use ADDLOCAL listing any new features wanted 

List of Features 

  • * ProductFeature – Main UNIFI Client
  • * RevitBase – Required for Revit integration. Unifi folder of Revit Addin files
  • * Revit2016 – 2016 file to load addin 
  • * Revit2017 – 2017 file to load addin 
  • * Revit2018 – 2018 file to load addin 
  • * Revit2019 – 2019 file to load addin 
  • * Revit2020 – 2020 file to load addin 
  • * Revit2021 – 2021 file to load addin 
  • * AutoCAD – UNIFI.bundle directory for AutoCAD Addin 
  • * MicroStationV8i – MicroStation V8i (SelectSERIES 4) addin files. Must be per-machine install 

Per-User vs Per-Machine 

Installer will run in Per-User context by default. The UI will allow users to go to ADVANCED to select if they wish to continue with per-user or per-machine (for per-user, omit the ALLUSERS argument from the command line). 

CLI argument ALLUSERS=1 sets context to run in Per-Machine UNIFI.msi ALLUSERS=1 /passive 

Auto Update 

Default setting of a UNIFI installation will check for updates and auto-update UNIFI if there is one available. UI cannot select no updates. 

CLI argument ALLOWUPDATES=0 sets the shortcuts to not check for updates UNIFI.msi ALLOWUPDATES=0 /passive 

Clean Uninstall 

Users may want to completely remove any UNIFI files, registry, remnants. To do this, user must open a run with admin privileges and use UNIFI’s UNINSTALL arg 

Store to log.txt what UNIFI items are found and what it would remove. In other words, ‘Just test, don’t actually make any permanent changes. 

UNIFI.msi /passive /l log.txt CLEANUNINSTALL=WHATIF

Run what was described in WhatIf and remove files, directories, registries that are related to UNIFI


Logging the Installer 

Logs are provided through built in logging of Microsoft Installers. All the options are available on Microsoft’s website. However, some common uses are provided below. 

Default Logs – UNIFI.msi /L log.txt 

Default Logs with Clean Uninstall WhatIf – UNIFI.msi /L log.txt /passive CLEANUNINSTALL=WHATIF Verbose Logs UNIFI.msi /L*V log.txt /passive 

Common Command Line Use Cases 

Install/Upgrade UNIFI Client, All Revit Year Addins, AutoCAD Addin, per-machine with NO Updates – Equivalent to Old ADMIN Installation 

UNIFI.msi ADDLOCAL=ProductFeature,RevitBase,Revit2016,Revit2017,Revit2018,Revit2019 Revit2020,Revit2021,AutoCAD ALLUSERS=1 ALLOWUPDATES=0 /passive 

Install/Upgrade UNIFI Client, All Revit Years Addins, per-machine with NO Updates – Equivalent to Old ADMIN NO AutoCAD Installation 

UNIFI.msi ADDLOCAL=ProductFeature,RevitBase,Revit2016,Revit2017,Revit2018,Revit2019, Revit2020,Revit2021 ALLUSERS=1 ALLOWUPDATES=0 /passive 

Install UNIFI Client and MicroStation, per-machine with NO Updates 

UNIFI.msi ADDLOCAL=ProductFeature,MicroStationV8i ALLUSERS=1 ALLOWUPDATES=0 /passive 

Install everything, per-machine with updates 

UNIFI.msi ADDLOCAL=ProductFeature,RevitBase,Revit2016,Revit2017,Revit2018,Revit2019, Revit2020,Revit2021 ALLUSERS=1 /passive 

WhatIf Clean Uninstall with logs 

UNIFI.msi /passive /l log.txt CLEANUNINSTALL=WHATIF 

WhatIf Clean Uninstall with logs 

UNIFI.msi /passive /l log.txt CLEANUNINSTALL=TRUE 

For more information, please contact support@unifilabs.com. 

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One Reply to “UNIFI Installation Instructions”

  1. I’m not sure what deployment system the above commands are written for, but this is the command I had to use to get the installer to work. Replace with your working directory.

    msiexec.exe /i \Unifi.msi ADDLOCAL=”ProductFeature,RevitBase,Revit2016,Revit2017,Revit2018,Revit2019,Revit2020,Revit2021,AutoCAD” ALLUSERS=”1″ ALLOWUPDATES=”1″ /passive /log \unifi-log.txt

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