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SQL Anywhere 10.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - Programming » Deploying Databases and Applications » Using a silent installation for deployment

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Creating a silent install

The installation options used by a silent installation are obtained from a response file. The response file is created by running the SQL Anywhere setup program from the installation disk using the -r option. A silent install is performed by running setup using the -s option.

Do not use the browse buttons

When creating a silent install do not use the browse buttons. The recording of the browse buttons is not reliable.

To create a silent install
  1. Remove any existing installations of SQL Anywhere. Failure to do so may affect the responses recorded to the response file.

  2. Open a system command prompt, and change to the directory containing the install image (including setup.exe, setup.ins, and so on).

  3. Install the software, using Record mode.

    Enter the following command:

    setup -r

    This command runs the SQL Anywhere installer and creates the response file from your selections. The response file is named setup.iss, and is located in your Windows directory. This file contains the responses you made to the dialog boxes during installation.

    When run in record mode, the installation program does not offer to restart your operating system, even if a restart is needed.

  4. Install SQL Anywhere using the options, and settings that you want to be used when you deploy SQL Anywhere on the end-user's computer for use with your application. Note that you will be able to override the selected paths for subsequent silent installs.