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Command Line Parameters for Silent Install with Status for BI4.0 Products

For the XI3.1 product installations, which clearly leveraged MSIEXEC installation files, it was possible to use the /qb+ command line parameter to trigger a silent install which showed the progress of the installation with a final prompt to acknowledge the completion of the installation.

For the new BI4.0 installation package, it's not clear how to trigger a silent installation which also shows the installation progress. The installation guide describes using -q in the command line to run a silent installation, or leveraging a response.ini file to trigger a silent install, but in neither case does it show how to modify the silent installation command to enable a display of the installation progress.

Does anyone know the syntax, either command line or embedded in a response.ini file, to trigger a silent installation for the BI4.0 products which ALSO shows the progress of the installations?

Thanks,

Josh

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  • Posted on Nov 22, 2011 at 03:50 PM

    Hi Josh,

    Moved your post to the BOE Admin forum.

    Did you try the same switch? MSIExec should use it.

    Thanks

    Don

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    • Former Member Don Williams

      Yes, I had already opened a customer message with SAP. The bottom line response from SAP is that the new BI4.0 client installation packages do not support any parameter switching for silent installations. Apparently, completely transparent/silent installs are the only game in town.

      Thanks,

      Josh

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    Posted on Nov 22, 2011 at 11:24 PM

    According to SAP, the BI4.0 client installations do NOT support any paramter switching for the silent installation options. Accordingly, there is no standard mechanism to build an automated installation that also shows a status bar for the installation progress. The silent installations can only be run transparently in the background.

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