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SQL Server 7 - Automated Install

By rpfelder ·
While trying to perform a "silent" scripted install of SQL Svr7, users are prompted to carry out the install steps. I have the 16 necessary files in a folder along with a script reading the following:
"\??\setupsql.exe -f1 \??\setup.iss -SMS -s.The setup.iss file should provide the install steps used for no user intervention. The one I have created has the steps, but the process is not reading them. Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.

Rob

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by MCSE2kgrl In reply to SQL Server 7 - Automated ...

Setupsql -r "creates the initial iss file"
Copy c:\winnt\setup.iss to c:\myinstalls\sample.iss
Setupsql -f1 c:\myinstalls\sample.iss -SMS -s "uses the iss file for an unattended install"

Check for required restart as indicated in the sqlstp.logand restart if necessary. Run any verifications that are required.When you run the unattended installation, an error may be returned. The errors you might receive are designated by error code numbers. Below is a list of possible error code numbers and their explanations.

The most common error code is -12, because a user will use an .iss file that is generated when an unexpected dialog box appears (because of a condition of the system).
If the -f2 option is not used to specify the path for this output file, it will be placed in the Windows root directory.

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 Dialogs are out of order
-51 Cannot create the specified folder
-52 Cannot access the specified file or folder
-53 Invalid option selected
hope this helps
angela

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by rpfelder In reply to SQL Server 7 - Automated ...

Thanks for your response it was very helpful, especially the error codes you provided.

Rob

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