Running Command Line or Silent Installations

In addition to command line installations, administrators can enable silent installations—installations that do not require settings to be specified each time—for Smart View. The silent installation command can be included in scripts to automate installation.


Silent installations are not supported for non-admin users.

The silent installer wrapper follows these rules:

  • It passes the value of the /v parameter intact to the MSI.

  • The /s flag is converted to /qn and passed to the MSI. There is no need to specify the /qn parameter if /s is already present in your script.

  • Unless the /v parameter contains any /q specifier, the wrapper passes /qb+ to the MSI.

Table 2. Command Line Options for Client Installations

/v"command line options"Specifies command line options to be passed to the client installer.
/sRuns the client installer as a silent installer.
INSTALLDIR=Specifies the installation directory.
l*v log file path and nameLogs installation information in the specified file.
/extensionupdatelist=Path to UpdateList.xml

Before you begin, follow the procedure in Installing from My Oracle Support or Oracle Technology Network to download the Smart View installation zip file and unzip it to the folder you will be working in.

  To run silent installations:

  1. Open a command prompt.

  2. Navigate to the directory of the Smart View installer.

  3. Run the installation commands; for example:

    • To install in the default directory, run:

      SmartView.exe /s
    • To install in another directory, run:

      SmartView.exe /s /v" INSTALLDIR=<target path>"

      For example:

      SmartView.exe /s /v" INSTALLDIR=D:\SmartView"
    • To specify the location of UpdateList.xml, run:

      SmartView.exe /s /extensionupdatelist=<path to UpdateList.xml>
    • To run a silent installation and log the installation sequence:

      SmartView.exe/s/v” INSTALLDIR=D:\SmartView /L*v c:\install.log”