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  • Derek Read

    Info: Silently Installing XMetaL Author Enterprise for Documentum Webtop 2.0

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    Product(s):
    XMetaL Author Enterprise for Documentum Webtop 2.0

    Description:
    The standard InstallShield 2008 silent installation method is used. First record a setup.iss (response file) during installation or uninstallation and then use that file to install or uninstall the product.

    Unpack the Web Installer:
    If you obtained XMetaL Author Enterprise for Documentum Webtop 2.0 on CD you can skip this section. If you obtained a single EXE file (sometimes referred to as the “web installer”) you will need to unpack it to obtain the “real” installer as follows.
      1. Run the installer's EXE.
      2. When you are prompted for a location to unpack the installer to, specify a location you can easily locate and interact with at a command prompt, such as C:dctm20.

    Note: If you select another folder to unpack to, or move the contents of this folder adjust all references to C:dctm20 below as appropriate.

      3. The EXE will unpack the installer to the location you specified and the dialog should say “Extracting Files” (or something similar). You will know all files have been unpacked when the “real” installer has launched itself and is displaying a splash screen with the XMetaL logo and options similar to the following.
              * View Release Notes
              * Install XMetaL Author Enterprise for Documentum Webtop
              * Exit
      4. Terminate this process once all files have been unpacked by selecting the Exit option.
      5. Confirm the location you specified in step 2 contains a number of folders and files, including a file called setup.exe and possibly a file called autorun.inf among others. These files and folders are what you would obtain if you obtained the product on CD.

    Note: you must perform the following operations on a machine that has XMetaL Author Enterprise 5.5 installed as that is a prerequisite for this installer.

    Recording a Response File for Installing
    1. At a command prompt run the following command:
    C:dctm20XMetaL_Author_Enterprise_for_Documentum_Webtop.exe /r
    2. Walk through the complete installation process, including clicking the very last button labelled “Finish”.
    3. Browse to the Windows folder and locate the file called setup.iss located there. This file was created by step 2 above. Your Windows folder is typically C:windows
    4. Move setup.iss in C:DCTM20 and rename it install.iss

    Recording Response File for Uninstalling
    Note: This section requires the product to already be installed. You may wish to do this immediately after creating the response file for installing (previous section).
    1. At a command prompt run the following command:
    C:dctm20XMetaL_Author_Enterprise_for_Documentum_Webtop.exe /r
    2. Walk through the complete uninstallation process, including clicking the very last button labelled “Finish”.
    3. Browse to the Windows folder and locate the file called setup.iss located there. This file was created by step 2 above. Your Windows folder is typically C:windows.
    4. Move setup.iss into C:DCTM20 and rename it uninstall.iss

    Silent Installation:
    This process is performed at a command line and therefore may be integrated into anything capable of running a command line process (such as a batch file or another installer).

    Assuming the instructions above were followed and the file C:DCTM20install.iss exists, and the product is not already installed, you may install it with this command:
    C:dctm20XMetaL_Author_Enterprise_for_Documentum_Webtop.exe /s /f1″C:dctm20install.iss”

    Silent Uninstallation:
    This process is performed at a command line and therefore may be integrated into anything capable of running a command line process (such as a batch file or another installer).

    Assuming the instructions above were followed and the file C:DCTM20uninstall.iss exists, and the product is installed, you may uninstall it with this command:
    C:dctm20XMetaL_Author_Enterprise_for_Documentum_Webtop.exe /s /f1″C:dctm20uninstall.iss”

    After running these commands a file called setup.log should be created in the same folder. A successful installation or uninstallation will write the string “ResultCode=0” into the setup.log.

    Error Codes (setup.log)
    0    Success
    -1    General error
    -2    Invalid mode
    -3    Required data not found in the “setup.iss” file
    -4    Not enough memory available
    -5    File does not exist
    -6    Cannot write to the response file
    -7    Unable to write to the log file
    -8    Invalid path to the InstallShield Silent response file
    -9    Not a valid list type (string or number)
    -10    Data type is invalid
    -11    Unknown error during setup
    -12    Dialog boxes are out of order
    -51    Cannot create the specified folder
    -52    Cannot access the specified file or folder
    -53    Invalid option selected

    External References:
    InstallShield Knowledgebase Article Q101901 “HOWTO: Creating a Silent Installation” http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q101901

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