29.2.4 Silently Installing or Upgrading the Oracle VirtIO Drivers for Microsoft Windows

You can use a response file that you create with the graphical installation program to silently install or upgrade the Oracle VirtIO Drivers for Microsoft Windows. The response file provides the prompts that the installation program requires to successfully install or upgrade the Oracle VirtIO Drivers for Microsoft Windows.

Important
  • Oracle VirtIO Drivers for Microsoft Windows must be signed by Microsoft to perform a silent installation or upgrade. See Section 29.2.1.3, “Microsoft Windows Compatibility Signing”.

  • You can perform a silent installation or upgrade only on 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows later than Windows Vista. You cannot perform a silent installation or upgrade on any 32-bit version of Microsoft Windows or Microsoft Windows 2003 (32-bit or 64-bit).

To install or upgrade the Oracle VirtIO Drivers for Microsoft Windows silently:

  1. Complete at least one installation or upgrade of the Oracle VirtIO Drivers for Microsoft Windows by using the GUI installation program to create a response file. See Installing Oracle VirtIO Drivers for Microsoft Windows or Section 29.2.3, “Upgrading the Oracle VirtIO Drivers for Microsoft Windows”.

  2. Locate the response file, setup.iss, in the C:\Windows directory on the file system of the computer where you ran the graphical installation program.

  3. Copy setup.iss to the same directory as the Oracle VirtIO Drivers for Microsoft Windows installation program. Alternatively you can specify the location of the response file at the command line.

  4. Open a command-line window.

  5. Run th eSetup.exe -s command to silently install or upgrade the Oracle VirtIO Drivers for Microsoft Windows with the response file.

    You can include the following options at the command line:

    • -f1c:path\to\setup.iss to specify the location of setup.iss.

      For example, Setup.exe -s -f1c:\Users\Username\setup.iss.

    • -f2c:path\to\setup.log to specify the location of setup.log. By default, log files are written to the the C:\Windows directory, for example, Setup.exe -s -f2c:\Users\Username\setup.log.