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Using silent mode to upgrade the Network Shell on Windows

This topic provides instructions for performing an unattended (silent) upgrade of the Network Shell on Windows.

The silent upgrade consists of two tasks:

  1. Create a response file for the installation by upgrading the Network Shell and recording your responses to the installation program's prompts.
  2. Run the installation program and specify the response file.

To upgrade the Network Shell in silent mode

  1. Copy the installation program (NSH<version>-<platform>.exe) to <WINDIR>\Temp, where <WINDIR> is typically C:\winnt or C:\Windows. The 32-bit installer can be used for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows environments.
  2. At the command line, change (cd) to <WINDIR>\Temp.
  3. To create the response file, perform the following steps:
    1. Enter the following command:
      NSH<version>-<platform>.exe> -a -r -f1<WINDIR>\Temp\<silentInstallFilePath.iss>
      Where:
      <silentInstallFilePath.iss>is the name of response file that you are creating.

      Tip

      Include the version in the name of the file. (For example: 8.5.0-NSH.iss.)

      The installation program opens.

    2. Perform an upgrade of the Network Shell, selecting options as you normally do. Options that you select are recorded in the .iss file.
  4. To perform the silent upgrade, at the command line, enter the following command:
    NSH<version>-<platform>.exe /s /f1<WINDIR>\Temp\<silentInstallFilePath.iss>
    Where:
    <silentInstallFilePath.iss> is the name of the response file that you created.
    For example:
    D:\BladeLogic\NSH85-WIN32.exe /s /f1C:\Temp\8.5.0-NSH.iss
    Guideline: There should be no space between the /f1 option and the .iss file name or path.
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