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Panels for Creating and Editing Companion Installations

Getting there

Use the following panels to create and edit companion install packages.

Navigation pane

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Welcome

Welcome to the Attachmate Customization Tool

Provides a description of the tool and how to use it.

Specify package information

Specify companion package information

Specifies the name displayed in the Microsoft Windows Add/Remove control panel and the value for the MSI standard COMPANYNAME property.

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Add/Remove name

Specifies the name shown in the Add/Remove control panel.

Organization name

Specifies the value for the COMPANYNAME and Manufacturer properties.

Specify install locations

Specify the default installation folders on the user's computer

Specifies locations for files and shortcuts.

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Default installation folder

Specifies where to install the files.

Note: List items that refer to folders (for example, [ProgramMenuFolder]) are pre-defined folder keywords. You can create customized directories by adding new folder names with typical directory syntax (such as, [ProgramFilesFolder]\My Folder). Alternatively, you can enter a fully qualified path (for example, C:\Program Files\My Folder), as long as that location is known to exist on the target machine.

 

Default shortcut folder

Specifies where to install the shortcuts.

Installation Type folder

Specifies the access for files (after the installation). These options affect only the folders to which you can install you cannot change these options after you add a file.

Installs to all users of a machine sets up the companion installation so that the files are available for every user who logs on to the machine.

Installs only for the user who installs it sets up the companion installation so that the files are available only for the user who installs it.

Add files

Specify files to add to the user's computer during installation

Specifies the files to install, their location, and whether to associate shortcuts with the files. Multiple files of any type can be selected.

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Add files to

Specifies the folder in which to install the file selected in the table.

Note: List items that refer to folders (for example, [ProgramMenuFolder]) are pre-defined folder keywords. You can create customized directories by adding new folder names with typical directory syntax (such as, [ProgramFilesFolder]\My Folder). Alternatively, you can enter a fully qualified path (for example, C:\Program Files\My Folder), as long as that location is known to exist on the target machine.

Include Shortcut

Specifies creation of a shortcut for the file selected in the table.

Add

Opens the Add files to Package dialog box from which you can browse to the files you want to add.

Update

Sets selection of the install location or whether to add or remove a shortcut. (This allows you to change these selections after the file is added to the table.)

 

Remove

Removes the file selected in the table.

Configure shortcuts

Modify or remove existing shortcuts for this product

Specifies the details for shortcuts associated with added files.

Note: Clearing a Shortcut Name check box only blocks the installation of the shortcut. The shortcut remains in the installer database and can be selected at any time.

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Modify

Opens the Modify Shortcut dialog box from which you can change the location, name, tooltips, arguments, and initial window size of the program for which the shortcut is configured.

Modify setup properties

Set properties for Setup to apply during the installation

Defines public Windows Installer properties.

 

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Add

Opens the Add/Modify Property Value dialog box from which you can define or redefine public properties. You can modify properties in the installer database or you can create your own.

Caution: Do not overwrite existing properties unless you fully understand how the changes affect your install. Setting properties to incorrect values can break the install.

 

Modify

Opens the Add/Modify Property Value dialog box from which you can change the values for the selected property. (This option is active only when a property is selected in the table.)

 

Remove

Removes a selected property from the table. (This option is active only when a property is selected in the table.)

Add registry data

Specify registry data to add to the user's computer during the installation

Specify registry keys and values to add or modify during the installation process. By modifying registry values, you can change the way the application operates (for example, for certain Attachmate applications, you can add a value that specifies to never save settings on exit).

 

Notes:

  • The Windows Registry Database stores a hierarchical set of keys that determine how your machine operates. These keys hold values that contain the data or binary code necessary to perform specific functions.
  • Caution! Do not modify registry keys unless you understand the implications of any changes you are making. Improper registry modification can cause serious problems on the user's workstation.

     

 

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Add

Opens the Add/Modify Registry Data dialog box, from which you can add a registry key.

 

Modify

Opens the Add/Modify Registry Data dialog box, from which you can modify the registry data for the selected key.

 

Remove

Deletes the selected key.

Modify user settings

Make changes to user settings on the computer where the customization file is installed

Note: You can modify user settings only if the Installs only for the user who installs it option in the Specify install locations panel is selected.

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Application - Settings

This button is available for some products. It specifies application settings to include with the primary product install package.

Define

Opens a tool for the selected application, with which you can set user access to Reflection features.

Defaults

Resets the setting to its default value.