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Status to be returned when performing an automatic silent install

When performing an automated silent install/upgrade from the Windows command prompt, instead of the command dropping straight back to the command prompt, certain messages would be returned and at the end of the install/upgrade a return code/status would be displayed before the command ends.

This would benefit the administrators who are tasked to install/upgrade CD. Currently they have to wait and check the CD install log, when I tested this install it took approx 5 minutes to install/uninstall. I had to keep on opening the log manually and checking, when messages could be displayed and a return code/status at the end.

  • Guest
  • Jan 27 2022
  • Not under consideration
What is your industry? Financial Markets
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We need to upgrade all our Windows estate this year and any of them run CD. We are looking to automate the installation and if the status should be returned to the command prompt it would save time and effort in manually having to the check each CD install log. When you multiple this by 100 odd installs it adds up to a lot of extra time

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    Chris Sanders commented
    25 Mar 03:19pm

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM. I reviewed with my team and they confirmed that it is possible to capture success/failure information for silent installs currently. You should see another note with some specifics on how to do this included as an additional comment to this RFE. Because this is already available I'll need to go ahead and decline this request, but please don't hesitate to use the RFE tool if you think of other enhancements we should consider moving forward.


    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Product Manager

  • Guest commented
    21 Feb 07:45pm

    This feature is already available. Append "/w /clone_wait" to the installer command line, which will tell the installer to wait for completion. A return code of 0 indicates success and no reboot is required. A return code of 3010 indicates success, but a reboot is required.

    When calling the installer from a batch file, you also need to prepend a "call", for example:

    call /v"REBOOT=ReallySuppress CD_SRVR_INI_FILE=C:\cd_srvr.ini /l*v CDWinInst.log /qn" /s /w /clone_wait
    if %ERRORLEVEL% equ 3010 (
    echo The installation requires a reboot. Please reboot the system as soon as poosible.
    ) else if %ERRORLEVEL% equ 0 (
    echo The installation completed successfully. No reboot required.
    ) else (
    echo The installation has failed with RC=%ERRORLEVEL%

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