Installing Microstation XM

I told them some days ago that I got an album of Microstation XM, which includes Bentley Map and Bentley Cadastre; but in the intention of Renew life of my machine I reserved this time for when I returned from my travels.


The first impression is somewhat strange, for users of the previous versions, we knew that nothing else was needed to install. Because it is now a development in .NET there are prerequisites that when you request a Select CD they come inside. (oops! if they didn't come talk to a pretty girl from Bentley Spain call Blanca and she will find a way to put them in an ftp)

This should not be the procedure or at least there should be more information online, San Google will send you pre-requisites of other XM herbs.

E.g. Select Server XM requires

  • MSXML 4.0 SP2 or higher
  • Internet Information Servers IIS (with ASP.NET support) 
  • . NET Framework 1.1

And the first assumption of us mortals is that the same thing is used for Microstation XM ... well no.

 What are the prerequisites for Microstation XM

Bentley xmThese are the characteristics of the development environment and libraries necessary for the installation to work. ESRI and AutoDesk call it Service Pack, because Bentley to continue with its habit of looking like nobody calls it pre-requisites… okay!

What are the prerequisites?

That's where the mule made a Hugo Sánchez-style earwig with Genaro… because I couldn't find where to download them from, although I'm sure that the site must exist only that it's not indexed by Google. That is why they come with the disc, or are on the site where you download them; in this case, I am installing version

The pre - requisites are:

  • Msspp08090410es.exe
  • Ms08090451es.exe

This involves updating:

  • Windows Installer Version 3.1v2
  • Microsoft. NET Framework 2.0
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 64 bit
  • Microsoft .NET Framework Language Pack
  • Microsoft XML Parser (MSXML) 4.20
  • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications core
  • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications localized
  • DirectX 9c.
  • DHTML Editing Control for Applications

It seems very practical, because the system detects if there was problem to install a bookstore and obviate the unnecessary

Xm microstation

This suggests that different versions occupy different prerequisite files. Finally I must admit that the Bentley service is better, at least via Skype ... although they must do what is necessary, remembering that self-taught people do not expect to use the support ... only Google.

Outside of this slight inconvenience, the installer works very well. For now, I am desperate to learn that much of what had been developed with XFM in .NET, when it was released in 2004 completely raw, almost comes integrated into Cadaster. I will try it and tell you.

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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  1. thanks Tomas, I hadn't read it ... and I'll keep it in mind

  2. I need this version of microstation, I have geopack xm but it asks me to have at least the version of microstation that you own, I think we could make a change, my mail is Jimyto2000@yahoo.es

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