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Installing Rational License Key Server 8.1.x results in “No command line parameters specified” error

Technote (troubleshooting)


Attempts to install IBM Rational License Key Server 8.1.x results in the error “No command line parameters specified”.


Complete error message:

Error No command line parameters specified and C: \Documents and settings\Administrator\Local settings\Temp\Wz4c9a\RLKS_SETUP\Disk1\launchpad.ini was not found.

Error: No exucutable.


Before installing Rational license key server, installers must be unzipped before installation can be performed.

Resolving the problem


1. Unzip the downloaded installers for IBM Rational License Key Server 8.1.x

2. Navigate to the unzipped folder where IBM Rational License Key Server 8.1.x> disk1

3. Execute the application Launchpad.exe

Note: On Windows 7 and Windows 2008 machines execute the application Launchpad.exe as an Administrator by right clicking on the application and select Run as administrator.

Document information

More support for: Rational License Key Server

Software version: 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1628059

Modified date: 28 March 2013