3.2 Performing a Silent Install

The Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows can be installed silently, without any intervention. To perform a silent installation, a response file must first be created. The response file contains all your responses to the dialogs when running a normal installation.

To create the response file:

  1. Run the installer with the /r option. Proceed through the dialogs and complete the installation. This will create a setup.iss file and place it in the C:\windows directory. This file includes all of your responses to the InstallShield dialogs, allowing you to perform unattended installations.

  2. Copy setup.iss to the same directory as the Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows installer executable and run the installer with the /s option.

For more information, see the InstallShield documentation:

http://helpnet.installshield.com/installshield18helplib/IHelpSetup_EXECmdLine.htm.