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Running a silent install or upgrade using optional arguments

You can use optional command line arguments when running a Notes install or upgrade from the command line, for example when using a Web kit.

Optional command line arguments are described in the following table.

Optional command line arguments

Description and use

Attached kit example

Shared network drive example

-a

Passes all arguments to the file that is being launched.

Note For a Web kit, the -a parameter passes all command line arguments to the embedded install kit.

Note For a CD kit (setup.exe or setup.sh), the -a parameter creates an admin image.

-a /v"/qb+"

Does not apply

/a

Administrative installation.

-a /a

/a

/s

Note Always place a blank space immediately after the /s.

For attached kit, does not display the dialog box that prompts the user to input the location to which the files are to be installed. By default, the files are placed in the user's <TempDir>\LotusNotesInstall

For shared network drive, does not display the Install Shield initialization box.

-a /s

/s

/v

Passes arguments to MSIexec. All arguments entered to the right of the argument /v apply to MSIexec.

-a /v"xxxx"

Where xxxx = any optional argument.

/v"xxxx"

Where xxxx = any optional argument.

/q

Sets the interface level. For example, /qn indicates no user interface displays during the upgrade.

-a /v"qn"

/v"/qn"

/qb+

Displays the basic user interface and a message box at the end of the upgrade.

-a /v"qb+"

/v"qb+"

/px

Web Kit installations. Sets a path to the default program directory and the default data directory. Hides the Location to Save Files dialog box and the Remove Installation Files dialog box. Displays a message box at the end of the upgrade.

Web Kit installation

-px -a /s /v"/qb+"

-d

Specifies that files are extracted to a temporary directory, from which they are deleted when the update is complete.

The argument -d must be the first argument in the series of arguments.

-d -a /s /v"/qn"

Does not apply.

Note For information about enabling client single logon during silent install, see "How to enable Client Single Logon feature using an MST during a silent install" tech note at the Lotus Notes Support site.

Example of a silent install when using an install kit on a shared network drive

Shared network kits use arguments to initiate a silent install that bypasses the IBM® Lotus® Notes® Install dialog boxes and uses installation options selected during the previous install. Enter the arguments in the field Optional arguments for shared network drive kit.

-s -a /s /v"/qb+" 

Note the following about this example:

Example of a silent install when referencing Web kits in the install kit document

This example applies to silent installs where you are referencing Web kits in the install kit document. Enter the arguments in the field Optional arguments for attached kit.

Related topics
Performing a Notes silent install on Windows
Automating Notes installation using a silent install
Calling a transform file during Notes silent install
Using transform files for Notes user install
Performing a Notes multi-user silent install
Running a Notes silent install
Planning for Notes client installation and upgrade
Using Notes Smart Upgrade
Installing and upgrading Notes on Windows for multi-user
Installing and upgrading Notes on Windows for single user




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Last updated: Monday, October 5, 2009