Quick note on installing System Center 2012 Service Manager setups silently

Quick note on installing System Center 2012 Service Manager setups silently

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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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  • I'm happy that you guys posted this. I've been trying to deploy Service Manager with ConfigMgr for so long.

  • Awesome stuff, but part of the command goes off of the page and doesn't wrap, so you have to copy+paste into notepad to see the full command. (IE10 on Win8). Would it be possible to tweak the formatting of this post a bit so that the entire command is shown? It would make it all the more helpful.

  • Very helpful ! Thanks