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    Default setupsql.exe flags

    Hello,

    I was noticing when it comes to setupsql.exe /? , it only gives me about 3 flags. I am coming across k= and -m for example (especially when it comes to unattended installs). Does anyone have a resource on setupsql.exe and undocumented usage?

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: setupsql.exe flags

    Quote Originally Posted by modular
    Hello,

    I was noticing when it comes to setupsql.exe /? , it only gives me about 3 flags. I am coming across k= and -m for example (especially when it comes to unattended installs). Does anyone have a resource on setupsql.exe and undocumented usage?

    Thanks.
    undocumented usage. lol. actually you're right there. I have yet to come by a complete explanation of the various 'undocumented' flags for the command. every book of course states the easy parts:

    -f1 <initialization file path>
    Selects an unattended setup initialization file.

    start /wait command (with the -SMS option)
    Returns control to the command prompt only after SQL Server Setup completes.

    -s flag
    Causes the Setup program to run in silent mode with no user interface.
    For examples of command prompt options and arguments, see the sample .bat files on your SQL Server 2000 compact disc.


    but there's more to it. I've seen people use k=h flags or something like that. I'll try to find out. one thing though.... the basics of the command are manipulated with the above flags (-f1, start/wait, and -s flags) respectively.

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