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Installation : Performing an OpenEdge Installation in Windows : Running the Silent installation option for the Shared Network Installation Utility : Creating a user-defined response file
Creating a user-defined response file
Before you can run the NetSetup utility in Silent installation mode, you must create the user-response file. This file records the values that the NetSetup utility needs to successfully complete the Silent installation process. This section describes how to create a response file using the interactive method.
To create this file, you must perform an initial interactive installation, providing the required values.
To create the user-defined response file using the interactive installation mode:
1. Enter the following command on the command line:
drive:\destination path\netsetup\setup.exe -r                 
The command to run the NetSetup program interactively.
Directs the install to create the response file using the interactive method. The response file is an editable text file. If you do not specify the response filename with the -f1 parameter, the file is named setup.ini.
The -r parameter is the recommended method to ensure that you create a complete response file.
Specifies the name of the response file. By default, the install will look for the file setup.ini in the same directory as setup.exe is located.
2. Press ENTER. NetSetup runs interactively.
When you type values through the keyboard, NetSetup simultaneously creates the response file. Values specific to your installation are read and stored in the response file.
The following example shows the typical contents of a sample response file, setup.iss:
File=Response File
[File Transfer]
ProgramFolder=OpenEdge 11.4 Shared Network Installation
Name=OpenEdge Shared Network Install Utility
The values entered for the Program Folder and WorkingDir during the interactive installation are recorded in the response file. The shortcut information identified in the Program Folder and the user's work files identified in the WorkingDir are read during a Silent installation.
Note: The OverwrittenReadOnly option ensures that the Read Only File dialog box is suppressed during a Silent installation.