Create an Administrative Installation Point

Use this procedure to create an administrative installation point on a networked file server. This places all of the administrative tools and installation files you need to customize and install Reflection to a single location.

To create an administrative install point

  1. Download the Reflection installation files.
  2. Create a network share on a network file server.
  3. From the root directory of the installation files, double-click setup.exe.

    This starts the Attachmate Setup Program.

  4. Click Continue and accept the license.
  5. From the Advanced tab, click Create an Administrative install image on a server.

    Start Attachmate Setup program

  6. Click Continue.

    The File Location tab is selected.

  7. Browse to the network share you want to use for the administrative install image.

    Important! Be sure to specify a UNC path for the network share. For example: \\share_name\administrative_install_point

  8. Click Install Now.
  9. The next step in preparing a test environment is to install Reflection on a workstation.


Administrative install images are typically created in a file server folder but you can create them in any folder on a local hard disk. This is useful for testing purposes.

If you prefer to use a command line instead of the Attachmate Setup Program graphical interface, you can create an administrative install point as follows:

path_to_setup_file\setup.exe /install /admin TARGETDIR=UNC_path_to_administrative_installation_point

If you prefer to install Reflection on your workstation first, you cannot use the installation program graphical interface to create the administrative install image. Instead, you must install it from the command line as follows:

path_to_setup_file_on_your_workstation\setup.exe /install /admin TARGETDIR=UNC_path_to_administrative_installation_point