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About Installing in Unattended or Console Mode
For performance or security reasons, you may choose to install the Siebel Business Applications servers using either unattended or console mode, instead of GUI mode. Instructions for installing in GUI mode are provided in subsequent chapters.
You can perform unattended or console mode installation for Siebel Gateway Name Server, Siebel Server, or Siebel Web Server Extension. For all other modules, you must install in GUI mode.
Use one of these modes for security or performance reasons in the following kinds of situation:
- Unattended mode. Use unattended installation mode, sometimes referred to as silent installation mode, if user input of configuration parameters during the installation is not allowed in your environment. This may be the case in some secure environments.
Unattended installation prepackages the required parameters so that you only need to execute a command to perform installation.
NOTE: Unattended installation provides no feedback or error notification; therefore, it is vital that you test your configuration in a development environment before system-wide deployment in a production environment.
- Console mode. Use console installation mode when installing multiple servers simultaneously.
Consider using console installation mode when installing over a WAN or VPN. Depending on your environment, installing in GUI mode can use large amounts of bandwidth, which could result in undesirable lag times during installation over WAN or VPN. Console-mode installation provides a text-only interface that lets you bypass the Java-based GUI.
NOTE: If you are installing from a remote machine, or using X-connectivity software to access a UNIX machine from a Windows machine, see also Installing from a Remote Server Machine.