AutoMate BPA Server 9 Command-Line Installation

AutoMate BPA Server 9 can be installed using simple command-line parameters through the use of the Windows Installer executable MSIExec.exe and the AutoMate MSI file. This allows for easy mass deployment and simplified automated installations.

What You Will Need


Command-line installation requires the following items:

  1. The AutoMate BPA Server 9 installation MSI file (which can be found as a separate download link on the Account Maintenance Page).

  2. AutoMate Serial Code.

  3. AutoMate 8, or AutoMate 9 Serial Code (if you are upgrading to AutoMate BPA Server 9).

Installation Properties


The following properties can be used during a command-line installation of AutoMate BPA Server 9. Properties and their values are separated by equal signs and should appear after the MSIExec.exe command but before MSIExec switch options.

Property Name

Description

Example

AGENTNAME

Name of the agent to be used during the initial agent registration process. The installed agent will be referred to by the server using this name.

AGENTNAME=”DevTest”

AGENTHOST

The host name of the AutoMate BPA Server 9 that the agent is to contact on startup.

AGENTHOST=”ServTest”

AGENTPORT

The port of the AutoMate Server that the agent is to use on startup. Default value is 9500.

AGENTPORT=”9500”

ADMINUSERNAME

Optional. An administrator username on the server with the credentials to add the agent set in the AGENTNAME property. If this property is skipped or left blank, the defaulkt efault value is ”administrator”.

ADMINUSERNAME=”administrator”

ADMINPASSWORD

Optional. Password for the user account specified by ADMINUSERNAME. This will be used to authenticate the user during the agent registration process.

ADMINPASSWORD=”password”

INSTALLLEVEL

Determines what BPA components are to be installed. Use value 20 to install only the AutoMate server. The available options are:

  • Level is 100 that will install all BPA components; Server, Agent and Development tools.

  • Only Server InstallLevel = 20

  • Only Development Tools InstallLevel = 10

  • Only Agent InstallLevel = 30

INSTALLLEVEL=”20”

Installing AutoMate BPA Server 9


To install the product, see the following sample command-line:

msiexec.exe /i "C:\AutoMateInstall\AutoMate.msi" /qn

The command line example above installs all BPA components on the same machine. The /i switch option specifies an install and /qn switch option indicates a silent install with no user dialogs. The above syntax suggests that the MSI file is on the C:\ drive in a folder named AutoMateInstall.

 

msiexec.exe /i "<pathname of the AutoMate BPA Server 9 MSI file>" /qn INSTALLLEVEL="<number associated with the install  Options in Number" AGENTNAME="AgentName" AGENTHOST="AgentHost" ADMINUSERNAME="Username" ADMINPASSWORD="Password" AGENTPORT="Port Number"

where the <pathname to AutoMate MSI file> denotes the full path to the AutoMate BPA installation (.MSI) file. After entering the proper command(s), the installation would then proceed silently in the background.

The installation would then proceed silently in the background.

Installation Logging


To create a log file to trace the progress of the installation, use the /L option and specify the level of logging. For example, to create a detailed log:

msiexec.exe /i "C:\AutoMateInstall\AutoMate.msi" /qn /L*v AMInstall.log

 

Entering a Serial Code

You are not required to enter the serial code during installation like you did in Automate 6. To enter a serial code, first open Server Management Console, connect to desired Server and then go to Options -> Licensing and manually enter the serial code.

 

Upgrading to BPA Server 9

While upgrading from Automate 7 or 8, follow the same scenario as above. When you enter the serial code of Automate BPA Server 9, it will ask you for the upgrade code to enter in the second text box. When you enter the proper Upgrade code the registration will be updated accordingly.

 

Installing AutoMate BPA Agent

AutoMate Agent installations work the same way as AutoMate BPA Server 9 installs except that you must supply the following properties:
 

 

For example:

msiexec.exe /i <path to AutoMate BPA Agent MSI file> /qn AGENTNAME="AgentName" AGENTHOST="AgentHost" ADMINUSERNAME="Username" ADMINPASSWORD="Password" AGENTPORT="Port Number"

where <path to AutoMate Agent MSI file> is the full path to the AutoMate Agent installation. The /i switch option specifies an install and /qn switch option indicates a silent install with no user dialogs. For example, if the MSI file was on the C:\ drive in folder AutoMateInstall. the command line would look like this:

msiexec.exe /i "C:\AutoMateInstall\AutoMate Agent.msi" /qn AGENTNAME="DevTest" AGENTHOST="ServTest" ADMINUSERNAME="administrator" ADMINPASSWORD="password" AGENTPORT="9500"

See Also

License Agreement

Updates, Resources & Support

System Requirements