Installing Z and I Emulator for Windows Using an Initialization (response) File

Z and I Emulator for Windows provides an optional method of customization that allows property values and feature installation choices made during one installation to be automatically applied during subsequent installations. The initialization file (.ini) contains the properties and options for Windows Installer to use as initialization choices so that subsequent installations do not require users to provide installation input using dialogs. Then, future installations can be set to run silently using an initialization file.

Administrators create, save, and implement initialization files using command-line parameters. Z and I Emulator for Windows provides four command-line parameters:

Each parameter, with a corresponding usage description, is described in the following sections.

Two sample initialization files are included on the Z and I Emulator for Windows installation image. These sample initialization files can be used during the installation if your workstation configuration matches the definitions in the sample. Z and I Emulator for Windows includes the following sample .ini files:

The samples are defined for a first-time installation of Z and I Emulator for Windows.

To ensure successful initialization file processing, use all syntax examples exactly as described.

Silent Installation Using Initialization File Processing

In order to ensure that property values and feature installation options designated in the initialization file are not overridden by users or to enhance the ease of installation, you can apply initialization files during silent installations.

To perform a silent installation using initialization file processing, type the following command:

E:\install\ZIEWin_pkgs\xxx\install\ZIEWin\setup.exe /s /v"/L*v 
  USEINI=\"C:\Program Files\HCL\ZIE for Windows\ZIEWin.ini\" /qn"

where xxx is mls.

This process passes the silent installation command-line parameter (/qn) through setup.exe to the MSI package. For more information about setup.exe command-line parameters, see Appendix A. IPWI Command line parameters. This parameter can also be added to commands that use system variables instead of path names.