Skip to Main Content
HCL Domino Ideas Portal

Welcome to the #dominoforever Product Ideas Forum! The place where you can submit product ideas and enhancement request. We encourage you to participate by voting on, commenting on, and creating new ideas. All new ideas will be evaluated by HCL Product Management & Engineering teams, and the next steps will be communicated. While not all submitted ideas will be executed upon, community feedback will play a key role in influencing which ideas are and when they will be implemented.

For more information and upcoming events around #dominoforever, please visit our Destination Domino Page

Status Shipped
Workspace Domino
Categories Administration
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 15, 2019

Automate domino server silent Installation from installer kit with no dialog box interruption

Asking to enhance the Domino installer by adding some arguments, switches and commands to do silent unpacking starting from the webkit, modifying/adding the file path specifying the unpacking directory of the executable files without prompting any dialog box proceeding to the installation proper with documentation (on DOS command prompt and power shell).

Step 1 - unpack. We need the silent unpack options and how to specify the destination folder.

Step 2 - silent install. These options are documented after a fashion.

Also, requesting if possible to integrate the procedure above. Doing silent installation from the get-go (unpacking) down to the end of installation.

Description for the case: 

Attempting to automate the installation of Domino Community server with PowerShell, the installation does not seem to recognize any of the arguments passed in this command: start-process -filepath "$DirMedia\DominoCommunityServer901_W64.exe" -wait -verb Runas -ArgumentList "-SILENT -OPTIONS c:\hqweb\DomResp.txt"

$DirMedia successfully resolves to the location of the executable. The installation launches, but proceeds to the interactive prompts. -Argumentlist is being passed successfully because "-f c:\hqweb\dominstall\" works to specify the folder to which the installation is unpacked.



  • Attach files
  • Guest
    Jan 22, 2019

    From previous comments and confusing writeup, it appears there is some confusion in terminology.   WebKit is the .exe that you download from passport advantage.  It does NOT accept any command line parameters  The first thing it does is ask you where to put the Installation Package.  If you cancel after it unpacks the installation package, you can then use the -silent option with the installation package you just created and all is copasetic.  This is worthless if you are trying to FULLY automate install.  The documentation provided on the silent install option, does not distinguish between the WebKit and the Installation Package.  The solution I recommended in my support ticket was to provide a parameter on the webkit to 1) specify the unpack folder and 2) provide an option to stop after the unpack.  You could of course say if unpack folder specified as command line parameter, it will always stop.   THIS SOLVES THE PROBLEM - how to FULLY automate install starting with WebKit downloaded from Passport Advantage. -- John McCann

  • Guest
    Jan 17, 2019

    have a look here, too:

  • Guest
    Jan 16, 2019

    I working in an Ansible scripts to do installation of Domino. See at

    To install using response file i use the following command:

    /install -silent -options domino_install.rsp

    And response file example -->