Performing a silent installation
A silent installation uses the same parameters to install a Rational software product
on one or more computers without using the interactive user interface.
Overview of silent installation
Your administrator can set up a site defaults file so that many users can perform
unattended installations of a product with the same parameters.
The site defaults file directs the Setup wizard to install program files in a specific
directory on your computer. For information about setting up a silent installation,
see "Setting up silent installations of IBM Rational products" on page 13.
When you start the silent installation, you do not see any installation screens. If
required, your computer restarts automatically, and you must log on again. When
the installation finishes, you do not see a screen that indicates the installation is
complete. If your administrator did not specify the license server in the site
defaults file or if you are using a node-locked license key, you might have to
configure licensing manually after the Setup wizard finishes. For more information,
see "Licensing your software" on page 24.
Running a silent installation
To run a silent installation, your administrator must give you the following
v The path to the site defaults file and the file setup.exe in the release area or
v The installation directory in the Setup wizard, which installs the files on your
v License key information, if necessary.
Also, verify that you have removed all previous versions of Rational products.
Users who install silently do not see the warning message to remove these
products. The installation does not proceed until all of these products are removed.
This warning message is saved in the installation log file. Examine this file if the
Note: If you perform the silent installation, but do not have administrator rights
To use the site defaults file in silent mode:
1. (Optional) Map a local drive to the release area.
IBM Rational Rose: Installation Guide
Table 3. Warnings and blocks (continued)
Warning or block
MDAC and ODBC.
shortcut to the site defaults file. (The shortcut does not have a .dat file
on the machine, there is no indication that the product installation has
If the correct MDAC and ODBC drivers are not
installed on your computer, the Setup wizard
installs version 2.7 of the Microsoft Data Access
Components (MDAC) and Open Database
Connectivity (ODBC) drivers. For more
information, read Microsoft Knowledge Base