Creating a Response File

Record installation responses into a response file or copy the sample response file. In either case, edit the file to customize the responses.

If you are upgrading, SAP recommends that you shut down the earlier version of SAP Control Center before installing the new version. When the installer configures HTTP, HTTPS, and RMI ports, it checks to see if the port numbers provided are in use. If the earlier version of SCC is running when you install the new version, you cannot use the same ports in both versions. Configure different ports only if you plan to run the two versions of SCC simultaneously, which is not recommended.

To create a response file when installing in GUI or console mode, use the -r command line argument. The -r argument records your responses to the installation wizard’s prompts and creates a response file when the installation wizard exits. The response file is a text file that you can edit to change any responses.

Alternatively, SAP provides a sample reponse file called sample_response.txt in the directory where your SAP Control Center installer images were downloaded. Rather than creating a reponse file as described below, you might prefer to copy and edit the sample response file. The options are documented in the file. You must provide values for these password properties:
  • CONFIG_SCC_CSI_UAFADMIN_PWD (if it is present)
  1. (Windows)If you are installing 32-bit SCC on 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 2008, or Windows Server 2012, set compatibility mode for the installer to Windows XP.
    Tip: To avoid these extra steps, use the 64-bit Windows installer.
    1. Right-click setup.exe or setupConsole.exe.
    2. Select Properties.
    3. On the Compatibility tab, select Windows XP compatibility mode.
    4. Click OK.
  2. (Windows) If you are installing in Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 2008, or Windows Server 2012, set the Run as Administrator option on the installer. You must do this even if you already have administrative privileges.
    1. Right-click setupConsole.exe.
    2. Select Run as Administrator.
  3. To generate the response file during installation, run:
    • Windows console mode:
      setupConsole.exe -r <full-path-to-response-file>

      For example:

      setupConsole.exe -r C:\work\responsefile.txt
    • Windows GUI mode:

      setupConsole.exe -r <full-path-to-response-file>

      For example:

      setupConsole.exe -r C:\work\responsefile.txt
    • UNIX:
      setup.bin -r <full-path-to-response-file>

      For example:

      setup.bin -r /work/responsefile.txt
    Note: The directory path you specify for the response file must already exist.
  4. See Installing with the SAP Installer for instructions on responding to the installer.
  5. Before using the response file, open it and add values for the password properties CONFIG_SCC_CSI_SCCADMIN_PWD, CONFIG_SCC_REPOSITORY_PWD, and CONFIG_SCC_CSI_UAFADMIN_PWD (if it is present).
    For security reasons, the password values you enter are not recorded when you generate a response file during an installation, but setting these passwords to non-null values during installation is required. If you prefer not to store passwords in the response file, you can set them through the CONFIG_SCC_CSI_SCCADMIN_PWD, CONFIG_SCC_REPOSITORY_PWD, and CONFIG_SCC_CSI_UAFADMIN_PWD environment variables.
The response file might contain passwords in clear text. After you use the file, destroy it or remove the passwords.