Applies to


 The article applies to the following products and versions:
 
 Product: iRise Studio Enterprise Edition
 Versions: v8.10.2 onwards

Summary


 ​This document is intended to provide instructions for creating silent installer for iRise Studio based on the the InstallAnywhere platform. You can either choose to run a silent install that simply accepts default values, or you can create a response file with modifications to the default values.


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Instructions

Option 1: Run the install with the default values (no response file)

  1. Open a command prompt window (Start > Run > cmd)
  2. Open My Computer and browse to the directory where the installer is saved
  3. Drag the installer from the directory listing in the My Computer window to the command prompt
  4. Add -i silent to the end of the string in the command line, e.g:
     
     C:\iRise_Studio_Enterprise_Edition_v10.2.0.0B147.exe -i silent
  5. Press Enter

Option 2: Using a response file to supply values for installer variables

Create the response file (or use the example further down the article)

  1. Save the installer to your machine
  2. Open a command prompt window (Start > Run > cmd)
  3. Open My Computer and browse to the directory where the installer is saved
  4. Drag the installer from the directory listing in the My Computer window to the command prompt
  5. Add -r in the command line to the end of the string along with the name of the response file, e.g:
     
     C:\iRise_Studio_Enterprise_Edition_v10.2.0.0B147.exe -r installer.properties
  6. Press Enter
  7. This will run the installer, allow for the default values to be changed, and create a response file.

Modify the response file

  1. Once the installer is done running, an installer.properties file will have been created in the same directory where the installer is located
  2. Open the installer.properties file in a text editor such as Notepad or WordPad
  3. Add INSTALLER_UI=silent above the line "# Choose install folder"
  4. Save and close the file

Run the silent install

  1. Open the command prompt (Start > Run > cmd)
  2. Open My Computer and browse to the directory where the installer is saved
  3. Drag the installer from the directory listing in the My Computer window to the command prompt
  4. Add -i silent -f installer.properties to the end of the string in the command line, e.g:
     
     C:\iRise_Studio_Enterprise_Edition_v10.2.0.0B147.exe -i silent -f installer.properties
  5. Press Enter

Example response file and Definition Center configuration file

If you don't wish to create a response file by having to install Studio initially, you can create your own installer.properties file that contains the basic information needed to run the silent install by adding the below lines. Modify the install directory to suit:

INSTALLER_UI=silent
USER_INSTALL_DIR=C:\Program Files (x86)\iRise\Studio
Projects_Checked_In=1


 You can also create a Definition Center configuration file, which holds details of the Definition Center connection settings, which you can manually add as a file following installation (or as part of a batch script). Create a file called studio.properties in the following folder:
 
 C:\Users\<username>\iRise\Studio

version = <version>
 username = <username>
 host = <Definition Center Name>
 hostport = <port no>
 usessl = <true/false>
 useproxy = <true/false>
 proxy = <proxy address>
 proxyport = <proxyport>


 Below is an example of a configuration file for 10.2 Studio, for a user called joe, connecting to a TLS-enabled Definition Center called my.dc.irise.com on standard SSL port, no proxy:

version = 10.2 
username = joe
host = my.dc.irise.com
hostport = 443
usessl = true
useproxy = false
proxy = address
proxyport = 

Silent Uninstall

Use the below syntax to silently uninstall Studio software. This can be run from a command line or via a batch file and runs an uninstall executable in a folder under the default install directory. For example:
 
 "C:\Program Files (x86)\iRise\Uninstall_iRise Studio 10.2\Uninstall iRise Studio 10.2.exe" –i silent

For more information on response files, see the Flexera documentation How to create a response file & the InstallAnywhere KB

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