I'm creating an automated package in PDQ Deploy which installs the Oracle client, and some patches. Step 1 copies the staging files to the target, which completes successfully. Step 2 attempts to install the Oracle Client silently, and hangs indefinitely.

These are the commands I'm using for the silent install, any idea what's going wrong here? I'm using a template that I found here. The Oracle client version is

cd C:\PDQStaging\Oracle\64bit\client\
.\setup.exe -silent -debug -force -waitforcompletion  

I wanted to avoid using a response file since the above seems like a simpler solution.

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    Prob. an error while copying here, but some of your quotes are the wrong character vs ". – Mat Mar 1 '17 at 5:39
  • To determine whether a silent or response file mode installation succeeds or fails, check the silentInstallActionsdate_time.log file, located in the C:\Program Files\Oracle\Inventory\logs directory – JSapkota Mar 1 '17 at 5:58

I fixed it using a response file, after all.

C:\PDQStaging\Oracle\64bit\client\setup.exe -silent -nowelcome -nowait -responseFile C:\PDQStaging\Oracle\64bit\client_install.rsp
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  • And what was in the response file? – Colin 't Hart Jun 11 '18 at 11:41

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