A new paper has been published on the developerWorks website with DB2 Best Practices: DB2 V10 Silent installation and uninstallation. The paper describes how to use response files to silently install or uninstall DB2 and its fixpacks. The examples are based on the free DB2 Express-C and Windows operating systems, however, the information can be applied to all operating systems and DB2 editions.
Silent installation is important when DB2 is used as embedded database system in solution offered by IBM Business Partners. The background information on reponse files can also be used to enhance automated rollout of DB2 across many systems at customers.