Take the 2-minute tour ×
Database Administrators Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for database professionals who wish to improve their database skills and learn from others in the community. It's 100% free, no registration required.

While i am installing SQL Server 2008 R2 using the configuration file method I sometimes get an error in installation due to system reboot checking.

After restarting my PC, SQL Server installs properly. I want SQL Server setup to not check if the PC is rebooted or not. In SQL Server 2005 I can do this by using /norebootchk. How can I do this in SQL Server 2008 R2?

Also while installing in silent mode by using quiet=true I am getting a SQL Server command prompt while installing.

enter image description here

How can I avoid this command prompt appearing when I am installing in quiet mode?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 1 down vote accepted

To skip the reboot check:

SkipRules=RebootRequiredCheck

To hide the console window:

HIDECONSOLE=True

Full command line/.ini file options can be found here. The SkipRules option is not documented there and appears to be part of the general installer options.

share|improve this answer
    
Could you please provide a source for the SkipRules option? I don't see it on that page. –  Jon Seigel Mar 28 '13 at 14:35
    
i also didnt get information about skiprules in that page.Also hideconsole=true didnt work for me.i included it in config file –  Navaneeth Mar 28 '13 at 14:47
    
Yeah, as far as I can tell that's undocumented, part of the general installer options. I found references to it in various blog posts. You can find one such reference in this answer. I did included it and test it in an .ini and the log verified that the rule check was skipped. –  Mike Fal Mar 28 '13 at 14:51
    
Also, this blog provides a little more detail. –  Mike Fal Mar 28 '13 at 14:56
    
Got it. Thanks. –  Jon Seigel Mar 28 '13 at 17:04

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.