WDM Silent Install

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  • #1117
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    Has anyone successfully managed to silently install WDM? If so how did you do it? I’ve tried creating an ISS file and run the setup with /s without much success

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    I think you have to create an Unattend.ini file in the setup folder. Format would be like that:
    [Settings]
    InstallSilently=1
    TargetDir=
    UserFullName=Rapport User
    CompanyName=Rapport Client
    LicenseKey=xxxxxxxx
    FeatureTree=D
    EntDBLocation=
    FTPLocation=
    FTPUser=
    FTPPassword=
    DBLocation=W2S_A
    DBUser=sa
    DBPassword=password
    InstallType=CUSTOM

    I do not have any documentation on the parameters above, sorry.

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    #12776
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    Thanks for your help, it’s a good start.

    Anyone know the rest of the settings? Or how to find them out myself?

    #12797
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    have you tried the file above?

    #12802
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    I have, Setup seems to ignore the unattend.ini and continue with a manual installation.

    Do I need to specify the unattend.ini in the command line for the setup.exe? I tried Setup / s but that didn’t help.

    I noticed there is a setup.ini in the same folder as well, so I copied your settings to that file and ran the setup again. That was unsuccessful too.

    #12806
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    Run setup.exe -s

    some more infos I found:
    InstallSilently=1 <- leave 1
    TargetDir= <- Target Directory (obvious)
    UserFullName=Rapport User <-This is the user name from the Customer Information screen
    CompanyName=Rapport Client <- like Username above
    LicenseKey=xxxxxxxx <- By default, the install supplies a Workgroup 750-seat Sale key. Enter a value here to supply a different key
    FeatureTree=DRWSU <- This argument is needed only if an Enterprise key has been specified. To install all components, the value for the argument is DRWSU, where D is for Database, R is for Repository, W is for HServer (“Webâ€￾), S is for Standard Services, and U is for UI (the MMC Snap-In).
    EntDBLocation= <- Enterprise Database Location. This argument must be used when installing across multiple servers
    FTPLocation= <- (obvious)
    FTPUser= <- (obvious)
    FTPPassword= <- (obvious) These three FTP arguments must be used together—if you use one, you must use all three
    DBLocation=W2S_A <- (obvious)
    DBUser=sa <- (obvious)
    DBPassword=password <- (obvious) These three DB arguments must be used together—if you use one, you must use all three. Only use if you do not use MSDE.
    InstallType=CUSTOM <- Value must be either TYPICAL or CUSTOM. If the value is TYPICAL, no other arguments are required—the install will use default selections for all other options.

    #12812
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    So, if I’m reading your post right, just to do a Typical install, all I’d need is:

    [Settings]
    InstallSilently=1
    TargetDir=c:program filesWyseWDM
    UserFullName=User
    CompanyName=Company
    InstallType=TYPICAL

    #12813
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    Never tried but looks good

    #12816
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    Nothing happens!! Is there a way of creating a log file or getting the install to run automatically with a GUI?

    #12821
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    Have you run setup.exe -s ?

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    #12822
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    Yeah, I’m running it from a command prompt, I get an hour glass for a couple of seconds then it returns to the prompt.

    #12826
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    Look in your temp folder for WyseInstall.log.
    Maybe this shows you some tips why the install fails.

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    #12834
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    WyseInstall.log:

    12:12:03|Setup.Rul|1354| OnAbort()::Enter
    12:12:03|Setup.Rul|1591| ResetDataAccessVersion Begin
    12:12:03|Setup.Rul|1598| Root key Sucessfully Set to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
    12:12:03|Setup.Rul|1621| ResetDataAccessVersion End
    12:12:03|Setup.Rul|1383| OnAbort()::Exit

    Just for the record:

    1. Installation works fine if I run setup.exe from a command box and manually complete the install

    2. I get exactly the same thing if I run setup -s with a blank unattend.ini

    3. I’m logged in as a domain admin.

    4. Nothing is reported in the event logs.

    #12839
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    As I already told you, I have never done this myself. I know for sure it worked for Rapport 4.4. But it looks like Wyse has removed this feature within WDM 4.5.x.
    You should contact Wyse Support and ask if they still support it or not.
    Maybe they have just switched the name of the unattend.ini file.

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    #12840
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    WYSE have said that they don’t support silent installs 🙁

    Looks like I’ll have to repackage this after all!

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