Implementing Silent Installation

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Implement silent installation options

Silent Installation Method

Every option in the installation wizard can be read from a response file from the command line. This type of installation is called a silent install.

A response file is a text file with installation option parameters in key-value format. When using a response file to give installation options, the installation program is run from the following command line.

Code snippet
-r <RESPONSE_FILE> parameter, where  <RESPONSE_FILE> is the name of the response file.
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Every option in the installation wizard can be read from a response file invoked at the command-line. The following link shows details about silent installation.

To run a silent installation

The following link shows a table listing the parameters that can be used to select installation options in response files.

Installation option parameters

The following link shows a table listing the switch parameters that can be given to the installation program on the command-line to perform a silent installation.

Command-line switch parameters

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