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Perform a Silent Install or Upgrade

You can perform a silent new installation, upgrade, or repair using the silentInstall.bat file or a command prompt. By default,
is installed at the following location: C:\Program Files\BlackBerry\BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Server.
A template response file
is provided, along with a
silentInstall.bat file
and the
installer, in the installer zip file. The file contains the variables and values of the inputs for each screen in the installer for fresh installation, along with instructions on how to edit the variables. The silentInstall.bat file is provided as a convenience to run the silent install command. If you install the
services on separate computers or a custom location (for example, the E drive), modify the file accordingly.
If you install, perform an upgrade, or repair a
instance that is not installed in the default location, you must update the USER_INSTALL_DIR1=<
BEMS path
> property in the file before you run the silentInstall.bat file. For example, to install
on an E drive using the same folder path, you must complete the following steps:
  1. In a text editor, open the file.
  2. Locate the existing entry "USER_INSTALL_DIR1=C:\\Program Files\\BlackBerry\\BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Server".
  3. Update USER_INSTALL_DIR1: parameter with the custom path (for example,
    USER_INSTALL_DIR1=E:\\Program Files\\BlackBerry\\BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Server
  4. Save the file.
silentInstall.bat file
or in a command prompt, type
BEMS Installer
> LAX_VM "%JAVA_HOME%\bin\java.exe" -i silent -f <
response file
You can enter Admin-user details, machine details,
SQL Server
details, and other configuration specifics in this property file and then install the
server in an unattended mode.
Installation results are logged in the install log file folder (for example,
). Where <
> is the name of the admin user account.
This silent install feature also can be used to upgrade or repair/modify the server. A password can be specified as part of the command file.