You can install SIOS Protection Suite for Windows silently through the use of the -silent command line option. This option suppresses both the wizard and launcher user interfaces (UIs) resulting in what is considered a “silent installation.” This is how an installation is performed without any information displaying to or requiring any interaction with the end user. Response files, also known as “options” files, are used to pass command line options at installation. This is done as you would normally specify them on the command line to represent the responses to dialogs and/or to set the value of a property or variable. The options specified in the response/options file are executed after the execution of the options that were entered directly on the command line.

LifeKeeper Response File

To create a response file for LifeKeeper, open a command window and run the LifeKeeper setup program using the command LK-{version}-Setup.exe –r /f1C:\setup.iss. The responses entered to the dialogs will be recorded into the file setup.iss.

To perform a silent install using the created response file, open a command window and run the LifeKeeper setup program using the command:

LK-{version}-Setup.exe –s /f1C:\setup.iss /f2C:\setup.log

DataKeeper Response File

To create a response file for DataKeeper, open a command window and run the SIOS DataKeeper setup program using the command:

DK-{version}-Setup.exe /r /f1C:\setup.iss

The responses entered to the dialogs will be recorded into the file setup.iss.

Note: When creating the initial setup.iss file, if a local user server account is used for the DataKeeper service, you must edit the setup.iss file for use on other servers. This change can be made by opening the setup.iss file in Notepad and changing the name of the server found within the szName field. (i.e.- szName=<serverName>\Administrator). When using the Local Service account or a Domain account that is the same across all installations, changing the setup.iss file is not required.

To perform a silent install using the created response file, open a command window and run the SIOS DataKeeper setup program using the command:

DK-{version}-Setup.exe /s /f1C:\setup.iss /f2C:\setup.log

Results from the silent install are stored in the file setup.log. “ResultCode=0” indicates a successful install. A negative result code indicates failure. Please check the operating system requirements for further information regarding the cause of failure.

When the SIOS Protection Suite install is finished, copy the license key(s) to the C:\Windows\SysWOW64\LKLicense folder or run the License Key Installer utility from the Start-Programs menu.

Start->All Programs->SIOS->DataKeeper->License Key Installer

Reboot the server.

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