The silent installation mode in CCS is about installation of the CCS components on different computers in your network without navigating through the Installation Wizard. You must ensure that all computers on which the CCS components are to be installed in the silent mode belong to the same network. The main requisite for the silent installation is the SilentInstallLauncher.exe file and the response file.
In the silent mode of installation, no user interface is displayed. To install a CCS component in the silent mode you must run the SilentInstallLauncher.exe and provide the locations of the setup file and response file. The SilentInstallLauncher.exe triggers the silent installation of the setup and helps you to track the success or failure of the installation. The SilentInstallLauncher.exe returns the return codes that help identify the reason of the installation failure. If the return code is 0, that means the installation is successful.
The response file is an XML file, which contains the inputs of the components that are to be installed. The response file is not specific to any operating system.
The CCS 11.0 product media contains response files for the following types of installations:
Installing all CCS components on a single computer. This installs the CCS Application Server and CCS Manager on a single computer.
Installing a stand-alone CCS Application Server.
Installing a stand-alone CCS Manager.
Installing the CCS Content.
The SilentInstallLauncher.exe file and the response files are located in the Documentation\Utilities\Silent Install folder of the product media.
The Documentation\Utilities\Silent Install folder of the product media also contains a batch file that you can use to run the silent installation commands. The filename is Silent Install.bat. Before running the batch file, you must edit the batch file to provide the location of the setup and response files for the particular installation.
You must ensure that the computers on which the silent installation is triggered contain all the prerequisites, which you must install manually. CCS setup does not install any prerequisites automatically during the silent installation. See Software requirements.