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Oracle -silent install Tips

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonJune 6, 2015

Question:  I use the -silent option. However the flag doesn't seem to work, it still gives me a window of oracle installer. Does this -silent argument flag work -

command:  start X:\discoverer_10gr2\setup.exe -responseFile x:\response\install_disco10gr2 -silent

I tried putting the -silent flag right after the setup.exe as well but with the same result.

Answer:  Your silent installation could be failing for any number of reasons.  Oracle installer offers the -silent or -suppressed mode command line arguments.  The success or failure of the silent install is recorded in a silentInstall.log file.  When the -silent mode fails, you should check the following:

  • You did not specify a response file.
  • You specified a response file, but the specified response file is incorrect or incomplete.
  •  The Oracle docs note that a common problem is that the product-specific data may be filled out correctly, but it is possible that the staging area location is incorrect.  In this situation, you can check the from_location variable to be certain that it is pointed to the products.xml file in the installation media, which is in the response/stage location for this particular file.

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