A.3 Running Oracle Universal Installer Using a Response File

After creating the response file, run Oracle Universal Installer at the command line, specifying the response file you created, to perform the installation.

The Oracle Universal Installer executables, setup.bat and gridSetup.bat, provide several options. For help information on the full set of these options, run the gridSetup.bat or setup.bat command with the -help option. For example:

  • For Oracle Database:

    db_home> setup.bat -help
  • For Oracle Grid Infrastructure:

    Grid_home> gridSetup.bat -help

The help information appears in your session window after a short period of time.

To run the installer using a response file, perform the following steps:

  1. Complete the preinstallation tasks for a normal installation.
  2. Log in as an Administrator user or the user that installed the software.
  3. To start the installer in silent or response file mode, enter a command similar to the following:
    • For Oracle Database:

      C:\> directory_path\setup.bat [-silent] [-noconfig] \
           -responseFile response_filename
    • For Oracle Grid Infrastructure:

      C:\> directory_path\gridSetup.bat [-silent] [-noconfig] \
           -responseFile response_filename


    Do not specify a relative path to the response file. If you specify a relative path, then the installer fails.

    In this example:

    • directory_path is the path of the DVD or the path of the directory on the hard drive where you have copied the installation software.

    • -silent runs the installer in silent mode.

    • -noconfig suppresses running the configuration assistants during installation, and a software-only installation is performed instead.

    • response_filename is the full path and file name of the installation response file that you configured.