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Install Workflow Manager Server silently

ArcGIS Workflow Manager Server can be installed on its own machine or on the hosting server machine. For production deployments, it is recommended that you install ArcGIS Workflow Manager Server on its own machine. To install ArcGIS Workflow Manager Server on its own machine, ArcGIS Server must be installed on that same machine but does not need to be licensed as a GIS server. The ArcGIS Workflow Manager Server license provides access to only the ArcGIS Workflow Manager Server capability on the machine.

When migrating from the ArcGIS Workflow Manager (Classic) extension to the Workflow Manager service-based architecture, the Workflow Manager Server role must be installed and licensed.

  1. Sign in as a user with administrative privileges.
  2. Obtain an authorization file for the machine on which you are installing ArcGIS Workflow Manager Server.
  3. Open a command prompt.
  4. To authorize ArcGIS Workflow Manager Server silently, run the command below, editing the command line parameters where necessary to reflect the actual authorization file location and authorization method:

    "%CommonProgramFiles%\ArcGIS\bin\SoftwareAuthorization.exe" /S /Ver <ARCGIS_VERSION_NUMBER> /LIF <full path to the .prvc authorization file>\<authorizationfile.prvc>

  5. Run one of the following commands depending on how you are installing:
    • Install with an ArcGIS Workflow Manager Server account password.

      Provide a PASSWORD property to specify the password:

      <path to ArcGIS Workflow Manager Server setup>\setup.exe /qb PASSWORD=<arcgis server account password>

      For example:

      \\MachineName\WorkflowManager_Server\setup.exe /qb PASSWORD=my.arcgis.server.password

      The installation fails if the password is incorrect or not provided. If the password contains spaces, it must be surrounded by double quotation marks. If ArcGIS Server is running on a system service account (for example, LocalSystem), you do not have to provide a password.

    • Install using a configuration file created by an ArcGIS Server setup.

      Provide a CONFIGPATH property to specify the server configuration file that you want to use to configure the ArcGIS Server account. Server configuration files are created by exporting a server configuration file when installing ArcGIS Server (earlier installations or from other machines):

      <path to ArcGIS Workflow Manager Server setup files>\setup.exe /qb CONFIGPATH=<full path and name of the server configuration file>

      For example:

      c:\WorkflowManager\setup.exe /qb CONFIGPATH=c:\Server_Config.xml

      If both the configuration file and password are provided, the setup uses the password from the configuration file (and ignores the provided password).