Installing components in cmdfile

To install components by means of a cmdfile, you must begin in GUI mode. To begin the installation process:

  1. Verify that you are logged in with administrator privileges and that your environment is set up as described in the “Pre-installation tasks”.

  2. Insert the Server CD in the CD-ROM drive.

  3. The Studio Installer should start automatically. If it does not, select Start | Run, and enter:


    where x: is your CD-ROM drive.

    NoteDo not use My Computer to locate and start the setup.exe file. Using this path may result in unexpected behavior.

  4. Select the type of installation to be performed. Backup Server, Monitor Server, and XP Server are installed, by default, with Adaptive Server.

  5. Select a new installation directory, or accept the default.

    NoteIf you select Customized Install, the next window is the Component Selection screen, which allows you to specify the components to install.

    Components that would be installed in a standard installation appear with a check in the check box to the left of the product name. You may select or deselect components from this list. Components with subcomponents have a More... button enabled. Click this button to select or deselect subcomponents.

  6. Click Save.

  7. Specify a directory. The component information is automatically generated when saving to the cmdfile. You may rename the cmdfile.

  8. After the information is written to the cmdfile, the installer returns you to the GUI. Click Cancel, then Yes, to exit the Studio Installer.

  9. To complete the installation using the cmdfile, go to a command-line prompt at the CD-ROM drive and enter:

    run.bat -f path/filename

    where path is the full path to the cmdfile, and filename is the name of the cmdfile.

  10. After the installation process, the system automatically restarts.

  11. Check the installation log file to see a record of the installation process. The server log file is located in:


    The PC-client installation log file is in: