A.0 Installation Executable Arguments

To install Novell ZENworks 11 , the following arguments can be used with the setup.exe and setup.sh executable files that are located at the root of the installation DVD. You can run these files from a command line.

You should use the sh command with setup.sh in order to prevent rights issues.

Table A-1 Installation Executable Arguments


Long Form




(Linux only) Forces a command line installation.



Specifies a custom OEM (embedded) database directory.



Launches a database administration tool.

It cannot be used at the same time as the ‑o argument.



Authenticates to an OEM database that is not set up by the installation program. This causes the installation program to present you with only the necessary database options for an external database, instead of the usual database options.

It cannot be used at the same time as the ‑c argument.



If this is not used with the -f argument, it causes the installation that you are performing to create a response file (with a .properties filename extension) that you can edit, rename, and use for an unattended installation to another server.

If this is used with the ‑f argument, an unattended installation on the server is started, using the response file that you specify with the ‑f argument.

‑f [path to file]

‑‑property-file [path to file]

Used with the -s argument, performs an unattended (silent) installation using the response file that you specify.

If you do not specify a response file, or if the path or filename is incorrect, the default non-silent GUI or command line installation is used instead.

Some examples:

  • To perform a command line installation on a Linux server:

    sh unzip_location/Disk1/setup.sh -e
  • To specify a database directory:

    unzip_location\disk1\setup.exe -l d:\databases\sybase
  • To create a response file:

    unzip_location\disk1\setup.exe -s
  • To perform an unattended installation:

    unzip_location\disk1\setup.exe -s -f c:\temp\myinstall_1.properties

    For more information, see Section 4.2, Performing an Unattended Installation.