A.0 Installation Executable Arguments

To install Novell ZENworks 11 SP3, 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

Argument

Long Form

Explanation

‑e

‑‑console

(Linux only) Forces a command line installation.

‑l

‑‑database‑location

Specifies a custom OEM (embedded) database directory.

‑c

‑‑create-db

Launches a database administration tool.

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

‑o

‑‑sysbase-oem

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.

‑s

‑‑silent

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: