Silent installation log files

You can use silent install log files to examine the results of a silent installation session.

The silent installation functionality creates an XML-based log file that records the result of the silent install execution. To enable creation of the log file, you must specify a log file path using –log <log file path and name>.xml. If your silent installation session is successful, the log file contains just the root element of <result> </result>. However, if errors occur during the installation, the silent install log file contains error elements with messages such as the following one:

	<error> Cannot find profile: profile id</error>
	<error> some other errors</error>
For detailed analysis, you can look at the log files that are generated in the Installation Manager data area. By using a preference command, you can set the data area to your preferred location. For information about command-line arguments, see Installation Manager command-line arguments