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Pinned topic Installation with installc.exe Windows Cmd

‏2012-12-19T14:10:33Z |
I do the automatic/unattend install using installc.exe.
Three questions:
  • what is the parameter -silent for ?
I thought that the cmd installation is silent and the install.exe (manual installation) is not silent ?

  • Why is the - not necessary for the input parameter (file path to XML) and necessary for all other params (show progress, acceptLicense, etc.)

  • Is the uninstallation similar to installation except a slightly different xml file (uninstall xml no repository location):
 Navigate to the IBM INSTALLATION MANAGER installation location
 Check if INSTALLC.EXE is existent
 Run INSTALLC.EXE INPUT “<RESPONSE FILE LOCATION>” –ACCEPTLICENSE
Updated on 2012-12-20T16:09:14Z at 2012-12-20T16:09:14Z by Powell
  • Powell
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    Re: Installation with installc.exe Windows Cmd

    ‏2012-12-20T16:09:14Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    You should do the following:

    1. Install the installation manager. Download the windows specific zip from the bottom of this page: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24033458. After unzipping run "installc.exe -acceptLicense"
    2. Use the installed imcl.exe command from the tools/ directory to install, update or uninstall packages. The default directory for the installed imcl.exe command is C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Installation Manager\eclipse\tools

    The imcl command can be invoked with an input response file. This is called "silent mode" in the information center: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/install/v1r6/topic/com.ibm.silentinstall12.doc/topics/t_silentinstall_overview.html

    To answer your questions:
    -silent: the Installation Manager evolved over a few years. The -silent was a first attempt, but it was determined that a separate program, imcl, that had a command line user interface was a better approach

    why is the - not necessary: The idea is there a couple of verbs that are typically executed. One of them is "input" that is used with a response file.

    Is the uninstallation similar: yes just provide different commands in the response file. You can record the response file as well. Search for "record a response file" in the infocenter.