IBM Installation Manager Silent Install (How-To Guide)


The IBM Installation Manager is a tool that you can use to install and maintain your IBM software packages. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of the IBM Installation Manager from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install the IBM Installation Manager Silently

IBM Installation Manager Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://myibm.ibm.com/
  2. Log in to IBM (Create an IBMid if you don’t already have one)
  3. Navigate to: https://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral
  4. Under Product Selector, enter IBM Installation Manager & click the IBM Installation Manager link
  5. Under Installed Version, select the version of your choice from the dropdown menu
  6. Under Platform, select Windows from the dropdown menu
  7. Click Continue
  8. Under the Additonal query options section, select Show fixes that get me to this version (x.x.x.x)
  9. Click Continue
  10. Select the WIN64 or WIN32 refresh pack
  11. Download the agent.installer.win32.win32.x86_64_x.x.xxxx.zip file to C:\Downloads
  12. Extract the contents of the agent.installer.win32.win32.x86_64_x.x.xxxx.zip file to C:\Downloads\IBMIM_Setup
  13. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  14. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\IBMIM_Setup folder
  15. Enter the following command: installc.exe -acceptLicense -silent
  16. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find IBM Installation Manager entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:IBM Installation Manager
Vendor:IBM
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:installc.exe -acceptLicense -silent
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramData%\IBM\Installation Manager\uninstall\uninstallc.exe" -silent
Download Link:https://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/ibm-installation-manager-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Change Default Installation Directory

You can change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing IBM Installation Manager to “C:\IBM\Installation Manager”

installc.exe -acceptLicense -installationDirectory "C:\IBM\Installation Manager" -silent

Install IBM Installation Manager Silently as an Administrator

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installc.exe -acceptLicense -accessRights admin -silent

Install IBM Installation Manager Silently as a NonAdministrator

IBM Installation Manager Silent Install as a NonAdministrator (Option 1)

installc.exe -acceptLicense -accessRights nonAdmin -silent

IBM Installation Manager Silent Install as a NonAdministrator (Option 2)

userinstc.exe -acceptLicense -silent

How to Uninstall the IBM Installation Manager Silently

Check out the IBM Installation Manager Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

IBM Installation Manager Silent Uninstall (Administrator Installation)

"%ProgramData%\IBM\Installation Manager\uninstall\uninstallc.exe" -silent

IBM Installation Manager Silent Uninstall (NonAdministrator Installation)

"%AppData%\IBM\Installation Manager\uninstall\userinstc.exe" -silent

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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