Hi Guys,

I am packaging the SAS 9.3 BASE. I created a response file and i am trying to install the application silently using with following parameters.


setup.exe -wait -quiet -noreboot -nomsupdate -loglevel 2 -provision -responsefile <responsefile path>

setup.exe -quiet -NOREBOOT -responsefile <responsefile path>

it reboot's the machine in the middle of the installation.

(even we get reboot prompt when we install the application in UI mode.we can cancel the reboot and proceed with installation.)

Please suggest me on this issue.

Thanks in advance,

Sivaiah B



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The deployment tips section on this site for SAS details about suppressing that reboot - http://www.itninja.com/software/sas-institute/sas/9-412

The below script may help, but it isn't a nice way of doing it at all - I would avoid if at all possible and go with the vendor supported method of suppressing it.

Hope that helps,


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Answered 12/04/2012 by: dunnpy
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  • well, i take a look juste having all need Microsoft systeme component all ready installed before silent install. particulary this repackage SAS of the MFC7.1 ATL for this product wizard which put thoses files : atl71.dll MFC71.dll MFC71CHS.DLL MFC71CHT.DLL MFC71DEU.DLL MFC71ENU.DLL MFC71ESP.DLL MFC71FRA.DLL MFC71ITA.DLL MFC71JPN.DLL MFC71KOR.DLL MFC71u.dll msvcp71.dll msvcr71.dll in %windir%\system32
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Try this vbscript:

' Remove values to avoid setup.exe rebooting installation before it is finished
Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
oShell.RegDelete "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\PendingFileRenameOperations"
oShell.RegDelete "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ControlSet001\Session Manager\PendingFileRenameOperations"
oShell.RegDelete "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ControlSet002\Session Manager\PendingFileRenameOperations"
Answered 12/04/2012 by: robtk
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  • Any other suggessions except the above.
  • Also less number of file are installing on french build. Source is installing 20408 files and silent install package is installing 19157 files.Any specific reason except feature is missing.
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  • Few shortcuts should be install in french but those are installing in ENGLISH only. Please suggest on this issue.
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