Creating a log file
Use the /l switch if you want to log general information about the installation to a log file with the specified path and filename.
You can specify one or more of the following parameters for the /l switch.
|I||Logs status messages|
|w||Logs nonfatal warnings|
|e||Logs all error messages|
|a||Logs initiated actions|
|r||Logs action-specific records|
|u||Logs user requests|
|c||Logs initial user-interface parameters|
|m||Logs error messages about out-of-memory warnings or fatal exits|
|o||Logs error messages resulting from insufficient hard disk space|
|p||during installation to a server
Logs terminal properties
|v||Logs very detailed information|
|*||Applies all parameters except v, recording all information in a single log file|
The /l switch can take an additional parameter: the location andfilename of the log file. Type the /l switch; followed by a space;followed by an opening quotation mark, the path to the log file, thefilename of the log file, and a closing quotation mark. Heres thecommand-line syntax (where log_file is the location and filename ofthe log file):
\\server\path\Setup.exe /l "log_file "
The following sample command line uses the default parameters of the /l switch to log information in the file C:\install.txt during installation:
\\server\path\Setup.exe /l "C:\install.txt"
You can use the /q and /l switches together. The following samplecommand line uses the /q switch to suppress the user interface during installation and record errors in the specified log file:
\\server\path\Setup.exe /q /l "C:\Logs\My_Log.txt"
Rebooting after installation
You can force a reboot after installation by using the /forcerestartswitch in your command line. Heres the command-line syntax:
You can also suppress a reboot after installation by using the /norestart switch. Heres the command-line syntax:
Using public properties in command lines
To customize the installed software, you can use a variety of public properties in your command line.
Public properties are case-sensitive; they must be typed in capital letters,and they cannot contain spaces. To use a public property in a command line, you must type the name of the public property in capital letters, followed directly by an equals sign ( = ), followed directly by the desired value.
Values are also case-sensitive, but they can contain both uppercase and lowercase letters. A value can be a text string (such as a feature name) or a number. If a value contains spaces, you must enclose it in quotation marks to ensure that it is read as a single unit.
PROPERTY="value containing spaces"
Public properties are available for the following installation options:
Installing the software at a specified location on the workstations (see page 8)
Controlling which third-party programs are installed (see page 9)
Specifying the television format f or the installed software (see page 9)
Controlling in-product messaging for the installed software
(see page 10)
Controlling network-related features of the installed software (see page 10)
Installing the software at a specified location on the workstations
You can use the INSTALLDIR public property to install the software at a specific location on the workstations. The value for this property is the desired installation path. Heres the command-line syntax: