Response files

A response file is an XML file that contains data required to complete installation operations silently.

Installation Manager uses response files to complete installation operations silently. You can record a response file by recording preferences and installation actions in Installation Manager in user interface mode. Alternatively, you can create a response file manually by using the documented list of response file commands and preferences. You can use one response file to install, update, or uninstall multiple products.

Using a response file, you can do almost any action that you can do by using Installation Manager in wizard mode. For example, with a response file you can specify the location of the repository that contains the package, the package to install, and the features to install for that package. You can also use a response file to modify installed packages, to apply updates, and to apply a license.