Quick note on installing System Center 2012 Service Manager setups silently

ImportantWhen installing System Center 2012 Service Manager via Configuration Manager (i.e. unattended), it is important to do it while suppressing any dialog. While the following article provides examples of setup.exe installation command-line options, as it turns out, the setup.exe /Silent switch does not work unless the “/Silent” is at the end of the command.


The issue you run into is that if the /Silent switch is not at the end of the statement, the installation is silent but does not in fact complete.

To give you an example, this command like this would work:

Start /Wait Setup.exe /Install:Console /AcceptEula:"Yes" /RegisteredOwner:"pjf" /RegisteredOrganization:"msft" /Silent

This command like this would not:

Start /Wait Setup.exe /Silent /Install:Console /AcceptEula:"Yes" /RegisteredOwner:"pjf" /RegisteredOrganization:"msft"  

We’re working to get our documentation updated but wanted to update everyone for now. So just be sure you put that /Silent switch at the end and you should be good to go.

J.C. Hornbeck | Solution Assets PM | Microsoft GBS Management and Security Division

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