Hi,

I have created the response file for SAS 9.3 application using "-record" option.

Now I am installing the setup using the created response file... But the installation is faling.

In GUI mode, it is installing fine, but in quiet mode it is failing... I am not able to see the log files as well....
C:\Program Files\SASHOME\InstallMisc\Installlogs" folder is empty....

I am not able to see any error messages in evenviewer as well....
Below are the commands which I used to install the setup in silent mode:

setup.exe -wait -quiet -responsefile "C:\Programdata\SAS93_Install\Sasinstall.properties"

setup.exe -provision -noreboot -quiet -wait -nomsupdate -responsefile "C:\Programdata\SAS93_Install\Sasinstall.properties"

Below is the response file which I used:

# Response file for the SAS Deployment Wizard
# Created: Dec 2, 2013 2:26:07 PM
#
# Responses with multiple options are separated with / characters.

# Select Deployment Task
# Select the deployment task you would like to perform.
#START_TASK=install/depot/manage
 START_TASK=install

# Specify SAS Home
# Specify the location where SAS software will be installed on this machine.
#SAS_HOME=<full path>
 SAS_HOME=C:\Program Files\SASHome

# Select Products to Install
# Select the products you want to install on this machine.
 PRODUCT_SELECTION1=iculib
 PRODUCT_SELECTION2=ttfontsvert
 PRODUCT_SELECTION3=clientconfig
 PRODUCT_SELECTION4=dproclient
 PRODUCT_SELECTION5=sasdiagram
 PRODUCT_SELECTION6=jdbcdrivers
 PRODUCT_SELECTION7=odbcdriver
 PRODUCT_SELECTION8=eguide
 PRODUCT_SELECTION9=sasinstall
 PRODUCT_SELECTION10=itclient
 PRODUCT_SELECTION11=platfmltypes
 PRODUCT_SELECTION12=localesetmgr
 PRODUCT_SELECTION13=mgmtconsole
 PRODUCT_SELECTION14=grsgeditor
 PRODUCT_SELECTION15=onlinedoc
 PRODUCT_SELECTION16=pcfilesrv
 PRODUCT_SELECTION17=mrloginmgr
 PRODUCT_SELECTION18=clientpss
 PRODUCT_SELECTION19=securelite
 PRODUCT_SELECTION20=sasoledb
 PRODUCT_SELECTION21=spdssmc
 PRODUCT_SELECTION22=jmpsassteqmd
 PRODUCT_SELECTION23=sasuniviewer
 PRODUCT_SELECTION24=xmlatlas
 PRODUCT_SELECTION25=connectdrvrs
 PRODUCT_SELECTION26=activexgraph
 PRODUCT_SELECTION27=graphapplet
 PRODUCT_SELECTION28=nvworkshop
 PRODUCT_SELECTION29=safmts

# Select SAS Enterprise Guide Mode
# Select which mode of SAS Enterprise Guide to install.
#SAS_EG_MODE=32-bit/64-bit
 SAS_EG_MODE=64-bit

# Select SAS Foundation Products
# Further customize the software by selecting the SAS Foundation products to install.
#SASFOUNDATION_SELECTION=<comma delimited SAS Foundation (MVA) product codes>
 SASFOUNDATION_SELECTION=base,accelmvaorcl,spdsclient,accesssample,odbc,oracle,pcfile,sybase,af,assist,connect,eis,fsp,graph,stat,securessl

# Specify SAS Installation Data File
# Specify the full path to your SAS installation data file.
#SAS_INSTALLATION_DATA=<full path to file>
 SAS_INSTALLATION_DATA=C:\ProgramData\SAS93_install\sid_files\SAS93_abcd_Win_Wrkstn.txt

# Select Language Support
# Select the languages for your software to support.
#LANGUAGE_SELECTION=<comma delimited language codes>
 LANGUAGE_SELECTION=en,u8

# Select Java Runtime Environment
# Select a Java Runtime Environment to use with SAS software.
#JRE_OPTION=recommended/selected
 JRE_OPTION=selected
#JRE_PATH=<full path - only if JRE_OPTION=selected>
 JRE_PATH=C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6

# Specify SAS/GRAPH Java Applets Deployment Directory
# Specify the deployment directory for SAS/GRAPH Java Applets in a Web server.
#graphapplet.dir.name=<full path>
 graphapplet.dir.name=C:\Program Files\SASHome\SASGRAPHJavaApplets

# Select SAS PC Files Server System Service Option
# A Windows Service is installed with SAS PC Files Server.  Please select a service start-up option.
#pcfilesrv.service.auto=yes/no
 pcfilesrv.service.auto=yes

# Specify SAS PC Files Server Port
# Specify the TCP/IP port number for SAS PC Files Server to use.
#pcfilesrv.port=<port number value>
 pcfilesrv.port=XXXX

# Select Support Option
# Select the support option you want to use.
#SEND_SUPPORT_LOG_TO_SAS=yes/no
 SEND_SUPPORT_LOG_TO_SAS=no

 

Can body please help on this.....

 

Regards,

Sanhivi

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Finally, I found the command to get the log file in one particular location that is
setup.exe -wait -quiet -provision -responsefile "path of responsefile" -datalocation C:\Test -loglevel 2
With the above command, i saw the log files. I read the logfiles and found the problem why the setup is failing in quiet mode.

It is acutally looking for some regional settings. The response file which I gave is not having those settings... So i have added those settings and triggered the silent installation. It is working fine now...
But I am not able to see the dependency appliations location(Runtime components applications).... Please help to find those apps in the setup folder.....

Thanks,

Sanhivi

Answered 12/05/2013 by: sanhivi
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  • Hi Sanhivi,
    can you help me to find the regional settings you were talking about I know it was long back, it would be very help full if you can guide me through this.
    Thanks,
    Ram,
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if SAS 9.3 is the same as SAS 9.2, when you create your response file, you have to specify the Java version you want to use and Java needs to be installed before SAS.

Answered 12/05/2013 by: KevinViolette
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Hi Sanhivi,

Check for the product folder in your media, if you have the product folder then all the pre-req's will be installed from that folder itself...

do check for the sequnce in which Pre-req (VC++ Dist ) are getting installed from the eventvwr.

and for silent installation pls check if the below command works as it worked for me.

"%Path to setup.exe%\setup.exe" -wait -quiet -noreboot -responsefile "%Path to Response file%\response.properties" -skipadmincheck

Answered 12/06/2013 by: Arif
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  • I have one basic query now... Runtime components appliation means VC++ ?
    I am able to see the eventviewr related to VC++ but only configuration completed successfully.. That means those apps are already part of my build.
    Still it is asking to install Runtime components applications....
    • Hi Sanhivi,
      Yes Runtime Component application means VC++ , please check which version of VC++ is ur application installing and what version of VC++ is installed already a part of your Build. in my Case it was installing VC++ 2005,2008 and 09.
      It might be a case in the SAS installer they are not checking for the already installed VC++(was not in my Media), they are just forcefully installing the Pre-req.. and let me know whether ur able to install the SAS silently, VC++ pre-req can be installed seperately and silently. switches are avaible for sielnt install for VC++.
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Best suggestion, move to deploying SAS 9.4.  After the nightmare of creating and deploying 9.3, it took less than 12 hours for me to build, test and deploy 9.4.  They finally install a private version of Java, and all of the pre-reqs without forcing multiple reboots.

Answered 12/06/2013 by: icemannd
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  • Hi, Can you give us the details of your Managed Install?
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i was having problemes installing version 9.2 silently.  Ended up passing the command line in a task sequence and configure that task with the "run as" option adding the domain admin account.  After doing it this way, SAS installed without issues.  Hope it helps.

Answered 12/04/2013 by: KevinViolette
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There is a long discussion of SAS 9.2 here which I used before.

http://www.itninja.com/question/sas-9-2-installation

On the other hand, you may want to append the commands with this: -quietstatus -loglevel 1

Also, make sure you deploy the Prerequisites prior to the SAS silent installs. You can see them during the GUI mode installs which are mostly MS Runtime Components and Dot Net.

Answered 12/04/2013 by: dj_xest
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I have installed the media through system context and in admin mode as well....still I am facing the same issue.....

Can you please help me where can I find the runtime components media in the provided setup....

Answered 12/04/2013 by: sanhivi
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I have installed the media through system context and in admin mode as well....still I am facing the same issue.....

Can you please help me where can I find the runtime components media in the provided setup....

Answered 12/04/2013 by: sanhivi
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  • <sarcasm>I'm not entirely sure but I *think* those pre-requisites just *might* be available for download from Microsoft's web site.</sarcasm>
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Look for them in the logs for the exact locations or deploy your production versions of them first. Hope this helps.

Answered 12/05/2013 by: dj_xest
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Those pre-requisites are installed through media only and are not downloaded from website.

I have checked the log files....Mainly i am able to see one log file (IT_DATE_Time.txt) which is having information about Runtime components, dot net etc...

But it is not having informatin about the media location from which it is installing those applications.

Can anybody know about those applications locations(Run time components) in the setup folder?

 

Thanks,

Sanhivi

Answered 12/05/2013 by: sanhivi
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I have installed the pre-requisites manually, then tried to install the setup in quiet mode. Still it is failing in quiet mode. But the same is getting installed fine in GUI mode.

Can body please help on this....

Regards,

Sanhivi

Answered 12/05/2013 by: sanhivi
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  • I'm afraid, with all the information given here, only yourself can help you now. Your need to step up your search and rescue retrieval now...

    .. add these parameters... -quietstatus -loglevel 1
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