Portal for ArcGIS can be installed without a user interface by running the setup using Windows Installer command line parameters.
How to prepare to install Portal for ArcGIS
- Verify that your site meets the minimum system requirements. For more information, see system requirements.
- Log in as a user with administrative privileges.
- Open the ports as described in Ports used by Portal for ArcGIS.
- Close all noncritical applications on your server.
- Run the installation commands as described below.
Install Portal for ArcGIS silently
The following are the Windows Installer command line parameters to be used when installing Portal for ArcGIS silently. Use these commands to specify the installation location of Portal for ArcGIS or your portal's content directory.
This property allows you to specify the installation location of Portal for ArcGIS from the command line. If you do not set this property, the default installation location of C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Portal is used.
CONTENTDIR=<installation location content>
This property allows you to specify the portal's content directory. The location you specify must be a local directory; you cannot choose a shared network directory. This is because the Portal for ArcGIS service is configured to run under Windows' native LocalSystem account by default. The LocalSystem account cannot access network locations. For more information, see The Portal for ArcGIS account. If you do not set this property, the default installation location of C:\arcgisportal is used.
<path to the Portal for ArcGIS setup download>\setup.exe /qb INSTALLDIR=C:\myportal CONTENTDIR=C:\arcgisportal