SSAS 2012 Deployment Utility only works in /a (Answer) mode - by Lempster

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Opened 1/27/2014 2:24:54 AM
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The SSAS Deployment Utility (Microsoft.AnalysisServices.deployment.exe) for SQL Server 2012 does not work in any mode other than /a (Answer) mode which launches the Deployment Wizard and writes the user-supplied 'answers' back to the files produced by building the project.
When the utility is run in /s (Silent) or /o (Output) mode, absolutely nothing happens. It is possible to specify a logging file when using Silent mode, but the file is not created (nor overwritten if it already exists).
This behaviour is true for both 32-bit and 64-bit installs of SSAS 2012 Developer Edition running on a VM VirtualBox server.
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Posted by arcus4.28 on 10/14/2015 at 9:46 AM
In my opinion, the silent Switch /s works perfect. I work on SQL Server 2012 SP2 Enterprise machines.
Try and have a look to the following ps1 scriptlet: Start-Process -FilePath "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Tools\Binn\ManagementStudio\Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Deployment.exe" -ArgumentList "W:\DEPLOY\sheeRA_SSAS\shaer\shaer.asdatabase /s:$DeploymentScriptLog" -Wait -WindowStyle Hidden -RedirectStandardOutput "$DeploymentScriptLog" -RedirectStandardError "$DeploymentScriptLog.err"
Posted by Sammy Deprez on 12/23/2014 at 7:18 AM
Has this been fixed in 2014?
Posted by Wayne [MSFT] on 2/19/2014 at 12:42 PM
We have investigated this and are unable to reproduce the problem.

Someone will contact you offline to ensure that we haven't missed something in your usage scenario.
Posted by Lempster on 1/29/2014 at 9:09 AM
Update: I have also tried using the deployment utility on a physical server to rule out the problem being down to using a VM: same result.