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How to perform a silent install of Progress 9 or Openedge 10.0B or earlier on Windows

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TitleHow to perform a silent install of Progress 9 or Openedge 10.0B or earlier on Windows
URL NameP11625
Article Number000154470
EnvironmentProduct: Progress
Version: 9.x
Product: OpenEdge
Version: 10.0x
OS: Windows
Other: InstallShield
Question/Problem Description
How to perform a silent install of Progress 9 or Openedge 10.0B or earlier on Windows
How to run silent installation?
Is there a way to intall progress remotely without user interaction?
How to create and use an InstallShield response file to perform a silent install of Progress 9 or Openedge 10.0B or earlier on Windows
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To perform a Local Silent install of Progress/OpenEdge, the first step is to create a response file. The InstallShield product embedded in the Progress installer can create a response file by recording all the choices from an interactive installation in a setup.iss file and placing the file in the Windows install directory (the file name and location are both defaults which can be overridden).

Use this syntax to initiate an InstallShield response file:
<drive>:\<path-to-file>\setup.exe -r -f1"<drive>:\<path-to-file>\setup.iss"

Once the response file (setup.iss by default and in the above example) has been created, use the following syntax to run the install silently:
<drive>:\<path-to-file>\setup.exe -s -f1"<drive>:\<path-to-file>\setup.iss"

In the above sample, path-to-file indicates the location of the setup file.
The setup.log file is by default created in the same directory as the setup.iss file.

Note carefully the following points about the -f1 parameter:
  • Use an absolute file specification; the results of using a relative file specification are unpredictable.
  • All folders specified in the path must exist.
  • Do not insert a space between "-f1" and the file specification.
  • If the -f1 parameter is not used, or if any mistakes are made in specifying it, the response file will be created as %WINDIR%\setup.iss (which in a default Windows installation is C:\Windows\setup.iss).

References to Other Documentation:

Progress Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows - Section 2.10, " InstallShield Silent (Batch Mode) Utility"

InstallShield User Guide
Downloadable from​

Progress Article: 

11151, Performing a silent install of OpenEdge 10.1A and above on Windows

Last Modified Date9/13/2015 3:06 AM
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