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Nimbus Roboto response files

  • 1.  Nimbus Roboto response files

    Posted 08-13-2018 11:24 AM

    I have created an Installshield response file to be used as an unattended installation of Nimbus Robot, but for some reason (on various tested VMs) it will sporadically work, leaning towards the side of not working for most tested VMs.

     

    Using the -r for recording my initial testing, I created an *.iss file to be used:

    NimBUS_Robot_7-80.exe -r -f1c:\test\test.iss

     

    To use this file I would then be able to run:

    NimBUS_Robot_7-80.exe /a /s /sms /f1c:\test\test.iss

     

    However, randomly this would not work, usually failing with the error code:

    -5 File does not exist

     

    Do you happen to have a Nimbus Robot that I could download which does allow for a proper unattended installation?

     

    Here is my test response file created:

    [InstallShield Silent]
    Version=v6.00.000
    File=Response File
    [File Transfer]
    OverwrittenReadOnly=NoToAll
    [{4337A496-6773-4624-985F-E203E1D08CC9}-DlgOrder]
    Dlg0={4337A496-6773-4624-985F-E203E1D08CC9}-SdWelcome-0
    Count=8
    Dlg1={4337A496-6773-4624-985F-E203E1D08CC9}-SdLicense-0
    Dlg2={4337A496-6773-4624-985F-E203E1D08CC9}-SdSetupTypeEx-0
    Dlg3={4337A496-6773-4624-985F-E203E1D08CC9}-SdAskOptionsList-0
    Dlg4={4337A496-6773-4624-985F-E203E1D08CC9}-SdShowDlgEdit1-0
    Dlg5={4337A496-6773-4624-985F-E203E1D08CC9}-AskRobotOptions-0
    Dlg6={4337A496-6773-4624-985F-E203E1D08CC9}-SdStartCopy-0
    Dlg7={4337A496-6773-4624-985F-E203E1D08CC9}-SdFinish-0
    [{4337A496-6773-4624-985F-E203E1D08CC9}-SdWelcome-0]
    Result=1
    [{4337A496-6773-4624-985F-E203E1D08CC9}-SdLicense-0]
    Result=1
    [{4337A496-6773-4624-985F-E203E1D08CC9}-SdSetupTypeEx-0]
    Result=Normal
    [{4337A496-6773-4624-985F-E203E1D08CC9}-SdAskOptionsList-0]
    Component-type=string
    Component-count=1
    Component-0=Choose to connect to the network interface through IP address
    Result=1
    [{4337A496-6773-4624-985F-E203E1D08CC9}-SdShowDlgEdit1-0]
    szEdit1=127.0.0.1
    Result=1
    [{4337A496-6773-4624-985F-E203E1D08CC9}-AskRobotOptions-0]
    Result=1
    First Probe Port=' '
    Robot Mode=passive
    [{4337A496-6773-4624-985F-E203E1D08CC9}-SdStartCopy-0]
    Result=1
    [Application]
    Name=Nimsoft Robot
    Version=7.80
    Company=Nimsoft LLC
    Lang=0009
    [{4337A496-6773-4624-985F-E203E1D08CC9}-SdFinish-0]
    Result=1
    bOpt1=0
    bOpt2=0



  • 2.  Re: Nimbus Roboto response files

    Posted 08-13-2018 11:44 AM

    Instead of using Install shield can you just run the silent installer for the robot with a parameters file (nms-robot-vars.cfg) in the same directory ?

    This is a tried and tested method for automating the robot install.

    Details are here…

    https://docops.ca.com/ca-unified-infrastructure-management/8-5-1/en/installing-ca-uim/deploy-robots/deploy-robots-in-bulk-with-a-third-party-tool-and-native-installers

     



  • 3.  Re: Nimbus Roboto response files

    Posted 08-14-2018 12:26 AM
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    The attached Windows example has as basic idea that you copy nimsoft-robot-x64.exe in c:\temp

    The bat file will dynamically create the response file/parameter file: nms-robot-vars.cfg in the same directory

    Note: before executing you must customize the hub_name, hub_robot, hub_ip,... parameters

    Attachment(s)



  • 4.  Re: Nimbus Roboto response files

    Posted 08-14-2018 05:05 AM

    Thank you very much for sharing. It will definitely be useful to all.