My company is tring to deploy DOORS though SCCM, they do not want to use .msi or .mst for deployment only .exe. I have come across the silent installation on IBM's site, I have made a the silent installation syntax with the help from the site but it will not deploy though SCCM, but it will install though command line, I will list them below.

NOTE: Please do not respond if if you are going to tell me to extract the msi from the installation and to use TRANSFORMS for a mst file. my company is only using .exe 


Sample syntax from IBM: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/doorshlp/v9r5/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.doors.install.doc%2Ftopics%2Ft_installingclient.html

  1. setup.exe /s /v"/l*v
\"C:\doors_client\install.log\" /qn
INSTALLDIR=\"C:\Program Files\IBM\Rational\DOORS\"
LAPAGREE=\"Yes\" TLLICENSESERVER=\"19353@license_server\"


Syntax that I am using:

"\\6510\PackageSrc\Packages\IBM\DOORS (sidedoor)\setup.exe" /s /v"/l*v \"C:\Windows\CCM\Logs\Doors.log\" /qb INSTALLDIR=\"C:\Program Files\IBM\Rational\DOORS\9.5\" CLIENTDATA=\"1234@sidedoor.abc.efg.com\" LAPAGREE=\"Yes\" TLLICENSESERVER=\"1234@sidedoor.abc.efg.com\"


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  • >my company is only using .exe
    ...which, if you read into what that '/v' argument is doing, does no more than extract then execute the MSI!!!!!!
  • They only want the installtion to run though the .exe even tho the msi is extracted and lunched.
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when you say it works from the command line, is that that by typing in the command line or via a batch file?  If you are just typing in the line, create a batch file with that command and a pause to see what error the install batch gives, I suspect it may be the " after the v needs an escape character in front of it (\) to keep sccm from reading the grouping incorrectly.  It could also be SCCM is running the install as system and you at the command prompt run it as an admin.

Answered 02/18/2014 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • I have made a .cmd file and it works off of that, the command file is run as admin. if i move any of the (\ / ") the command line does not work.
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