05-02-2014 01:06 PM
I've run into a problem when trying to install SMH via the "silent install" option on Windows 2008 servers.
I've already created the answer file (setup.iss) and execute from a command prompt (lauched as administrator):
setup.exe /s /f1setup.iss (where setup.iss is located in the same directory as the setup file).
Nothing happens. An hour glass flashes briefly, then . . . nothing. No install, and more importantly, nothing's logging anywhere that indicates what's going on. The same problem occurs if I include full paths in the above install line.
The smh_installer log that generates on the root of the system drive has NOTHING in it for today's date (it was already present from a previous install a couple of months ago). The Windows application and system log have nothing for the time stamps when the install was initiated.
If I simply initiate the installer from outside of the command line and install the via the GUI, it works fine. It's not a downgrade or same version install, as I'm going from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124
I haven't been able to track down any information about SMH's setup.exe command line parameters on the web.
05-02-2014 01:17 PM
So . . .
All documentation points to running the install with "setup.exe", which does indeed exist when you extract the files.
I noticed that there's also an "smhsetup.exe" in there too. When I run with the install with THAT instance, it works.
Something so excruciatingly simple, yet lousy documentation sends you down the wrong path.