Unattended Install or Upgrade for NetWare 5.1 using a response file.

  • 10062874
  • NOVL50070
  • 05-Jun-2001
  • 13-Feb-2003

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Goal

Unattended Install or Upgrade for NetWare 5.1 using a response file.

Fix

First Run an install or inplace upgrade on similar hardware, copy the response.ni file after the install from the Sys:ni\data directory. Modify the file with the following sections: (the # & ; are used for remarking out any lines.)

At the end of the [NWI:NDS] section add or verify the correct changes:

Tree Name=LAB59-TREE
Server Context=O=novell ; This has to be a full distinguished name to work,   
New Tree=true ;This needs to be false if installing in a existing tree
Admin Login Name=admin
Admin Context=O=novell
Admin Password=test
Display Summary=false
Prompt=false

 If installing from a staging server add the relogin password:[NWI:Misc]
Relogin Password=novell

Under the following sections verify or change the following statements:
 [NOVELL:NOVELL_ROOT:1.0.0]   
;closeScreen=NWICloseScreen - remark or remove, This is a duplicate/opposite to the closeScreen=SilentCloseScreen used later in this section it reads the first one and ignores the second one.
silent=true
allowSummary=false
allowReadme=true
allowCloseScreen=true
closeScreen=SilentCloseScreen
Reboot=True
;These last two lines are needed to get a reboot after the installation without a prompt.
To suppress the Java screens under: [Initialization]

SummaryPrompt=False
InstallationMode=silent
;Prompts =False/True are for Cworthy sections  Silent=True/False is for Java GUI portion.

For Licensing, precopy the license files and give the path accessible to the install program.
[NWI:License]
Prompt=FALSE
Display License Agreement=FALSE
NICI Foundation Key File=C:\License\350305~3.NFK
License File=C:\license\350305~3.NLF

;Use IP address with Domain name or you will get a fatal error in java.in the NWI:DNS section
[NWI:DNS]
Prompt=false
Domain=MYHome
Nameservers=151.155.247.60