Using Setup.exe alone for an unattended installation will not result in a configured BizTalk server

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Symptom

Using Setup.exe alone for an unattended installation will not result in a configured BizTalk server.

Cause



The task of having an unattended installation and configuration has two steps involved:

Step 1: Install BizTalk Server by using setup.exe.

Step 2: Configure BizTalk Server by using Configuration.exe.

Note Both these steps need to be performed for having a fully installed and configured BizTalk Server.

Resolution

Step 1: Install BizTalk Server by using setup.exe



To perform a silent installation of BizTalk Server, follow these steps:
  1. Open a command window.
  2. Type: setup.exe /CommandName Option.
  3. Press ENTER.
  4. After Biztalk Server is installed, go to "Step 2: Configure BizTalk Server by using Configuration.exe."


The following table lists the Command Names and Options that can be used during installation.

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Command name


Option


Description


/HELP, or /?, or /H


 


Provides help and quick reference.


/QUIET


 


Performs an installation without a user interface. You cannot cancel the installation.

Note

All messages are entered into the setup log file.

Note

The Quiet flag cannot be specified for an upgrade.


/CABPATH


<CAB file location>


Indicates the location of the redistributable CAB file.


/S


<Configuration XML file>


Performs a silent installation of features found in the specified configuration file.

Note

To install all features, specify ALL for the <InstalledFeature> parameter of the configuration XML file.


/PASSIVE


 


Performs a passive installation. The setup program only displays the progress bar.


/NORESTART


 


Suppresses restart prompts and automatic restarts at the end of the installation.


/FORCERESTART


 


Always forces a restart after the installation is complete.


/PROMPTRESTART


 


Prompts the user before restarting.


/X or /UNINSTALL


 


Uninstalls BizTalk Server 2006 R2.


/L


<Logfile> [i][w][e][a][r][u][c][m][p][v][*]


Writes logging information to a log file to the specified path. Always uses verbose MSI logging and it appends to an existing file.

The following flags indicate which information to log:

i - Status messages

w - Nonfatal warnings

e - All error messages

a - Startup of actions

r - Action-specific records

u - User requests

c - Initial user interface parameters

m - Out-of-memory

p - Terminal properties

v – Verbose output

* - All


/IGNOREDEPENDENCIES


 


Bypasses the checks for downloadable prerequisites.


/INSTALLDIR <Install Path>


<program files folder>


Specifies the full path to product install location.


/COMPANYNAME


<Company name>


Sets the company or organization name.


/USERNAME


<User name>


Sets the user name.


/PRODUCT


 


Specifies the product name.


/ADDLOCAL ALL


 


Installs all features.


/REMOVE ALL


 


Removes all features.


/REPAIR ALL


 


Repairs all features.


Note This table is also documented in the BizTalk Installation Guides available at the Microsoft Download Center:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/default.aspx

Step 2: Configure BizTalk Server by using Configuration.exe



To perform a silent configuration of BizTalk Server, follow these steps:
  1. Open a command window.
  2. Type: configuration.exe /CommandLineParameter.
  3. Press ENTER.


The following table lists the Command Line Parameters that can be used.

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Command Line Parameter


Description


/U


Unconfigures all features.

Note

You can delete BizTalk Server databases after you unconfigure BizTalk Server features. Do not delete BizTalk Server databases before you run this command.

Note

If you want to delete BizTalk Server databases after you unconfigure BizTalk Server features, we recommend that you use the net stop winmgmt command to stop the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) service, which may still be running.


/S


Silent configuration.

You must also pass the full path to the configuration XML that contains the features to install and configure. If /s is not passed, the tool runs in User Interface (UI) mode.


/L


·         Sets the full path to the log file (optional).


/H


·         Shows the valid command line parameters.


Note This table is also documented at the MSDN link below:

Working with the Configuration Framework (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa558808.aspx)

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Article ID: 971655 - Last Review: May 22, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 Branch
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 Developer
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 Enterprise
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 Standard
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Standard Edition
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