When you install Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services, you can use command-line properties and setup options to control how it is installed. For example, to install Windows SharePoint Services to work with a remote installation of Microsoft SQL Server, you run Setupsts.exe with the remotesql=yes option to avoid installing Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (Windows) (WMSDE). Then, after the installation, you can specify the SQL Server computer (SQL Server computer: A computer running Microsoft SQL Server with a configured database.) connection information and extend (extend: To apply Windows SharePoint Services to a virtual server.) your servers.
The following table lists and explains the properties you can use with the command-line Setup program (Setupsts.exe) for Windows SharePoint Services.
Not all of the standard setup options for Microsoft Windows Installer programs are supported by Windows SharePoint Services. For example, you cannot create an administrative installation point for Windows SharePoint Services (performed for other programs by including the /a option). The following table lists and describes the setup options supported by Windows SharePoint Services.
||Specifies where to install WSMDE. Set this property to a path on your local server, for example: datadir="d:\program files\wmsdedata\\". For more information, see Single Server Deployment.
|l <path to log file>
||Log setup messages to the specified file.
|q or qn
||Run Setupsts in quiet mode (unattended setup with no user intervention). For more information, see Performing a Quiet Installation.
||Run Setupsts in basic mode (limited user intervention). Includes a progress bar.
||Run Setupsts in full mode (user must fill in options during setup). This is the default option.
||Run Setupsts in reduced mode. Displays reduced UI during installation.
||Run Setupsts in quiet mode (unattended setup with no user intervention). Displays a Setup complete dialog box at the end of the installation.
||Run Setupsts in basic mode (limited user intervention). Includes a progress bar and a Setup complete dialog box at the end of the installation. If you cancel the installation, the dialog box is not displayed.
||Run Setupsts in basic mode (limited user intervention). Does not display a Setup complete dialog box.
||Uninstall Windows SharePoint Services.