Performing Unattended Installation
Updated: November 1, 2013
Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager
You can install System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM) using the unattended installation option. This option allows you to create an initialization file (.ini) and let Setup run without you monitoring it.
Performing an unattended installation
Create the DPMSetup.ini file on the computer where you want to perform the installation.
At an elevated command prompt, type the following command for either a local or a remote installation:
start /wait [media location]\setup.exe /i /f <path>\DPMSetup.ini /l <path>\dpmlog.txt
|Make sure that all DPM prerequisites are already installed before you run the unattended installation.|
Creating the DPMSetup.ini file
Open a Notepad file.
Paste the following contents into the file.
[OPTIONS] UserName = <A user with credentials to install DPM> CompanyName = <Name of your company> ProductKey = <The 25-character DPM product key in the format xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx> # SqlAccountPassword = <The password to the DPM$ account> # StandardAgentLicenses = <No. of standard agent licenses you have purchased> # EnterpriseAgentLicenses = <No. of enterprise agent licenses you have purchased> # ProgramFiles = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Data Protection Manager # DatabaseFiles = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\DPMDB # IntegratedInstallSource = <Location of the DPM setup files> # ---For using a remote SQL Server instance --- # YukonMachineName = <Name of the SQL Server computer> OR <SQL Cluster Name> # YukonInstanceName = <Name of the instance of SQL Server that Setup must use> # YukonMachineUserName = <User name that Setup must user> # YukonMachinePassword = <Password for the user name Setup must use> # YukonMachineDomainName = <Domain to which the SQL Server computer is attached> # ---For using a reporting SQL Server instance in case of DPMDB in SQL Cluster --- # ReportingMachineName = <Name of the SQL Server computer> # ReportingInstanceName = <Name of the instance of SQL Server that Setup must use> # ReportingMachineUserName = <User name that Setup must user> # ReportingMachinePassword = <Password for the user name Setup must use> # ReportingMachineDomainName = <Domain to which the SQL Server computer is attached>
Replace the text in <> with values from your environment.
Save the file as DPMSetup.ini.
Note that the entries from line 5 onwards have been commented out. DPM Setup takes default values for commented entries. If you want DPM to take a specific value, remove the hash (#) symbol from the appropriate comment.
Other ResourcesDPM system requirements
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