Creating installation parameter files

If you use the command line switches without the /S: switch, the Backup Exec installation program launches with the command line parameters as defaults for the installation options. For example, suppose you type:

      SETUP /TS: /USER:user /DOM:domain /PASS:password /SNO:license      key  

The Backup Exec installation program is launched. The screens that allow you to enter the logon credentials and the license key will appear with the information you provided on the command line.

You can also use the /CPF: command to create a parameter file that contains all of the command line options you provided. This parameter file can then be used to provide the options for installing either Backup Exec or the Remote Administrator. Note that the file is not encrypted, which exposes parameters such as the password.

To create installation parameter files

  1. Open a Windows command prompt.

  2. Change to the drive containing the Backup Exec installation media.

  3. Change directories to one of the following:

    For 32-bit computers


    For 64-bit computers


  4. Type setup /TS: and the appropriate switches, including /CPF: and the full path name of the parameter file. For example, type:

          setup /TS: /USER:user /DOM:domain /PASS:password /SNO:license       key /CPF:"A:\file name" /S:  

    Backup Exec will be installed on your server and a parameter file containing the user name, domain, password, and license key will be saved to a floppy diskette. You can use this parameter file to install to another computer.

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Using installation parameter files

Creating installation parameter files