Package Sessions and Custom Settings Files

After you customize Reflection, bundle the customized session and settings files into a deployable companion installer package (.msi).

You can deploy companion installer packages separately or you can add them to a customized installation. You can also create and install packages at any time after the initial installation. Companion installer packages are displayed as independent entries in the Windows Add\Remove Programs list and can be installed or uninstalled independently of Reflection. If you support several business units that require their own customized configuration files, you can create a companion installer package for each business unit.

Companion installer packages have no built-in user interface except a standard progress bar.You can also create and Deploy MSI Packages from Reflection Security Gateway.

To create a companion installer package

  1. Note the locations of custom configuration files you've created.

    From your administrative installation point, open the Attachmate Customization Tool from a shortcut or by typing the following command line:

    <path_to_setup>\setup.exe /admin

  2. In the Select Customization dialog box, open the companion installer view:
    • If you created a companion installer package earlier, select Open an existing Setup file or Companion installer, click OK, and then browse to select the file.
    • If you have not created a companion installer package, select Create a new Companion installer.
  3. On the left, click Specify install locations, and specify the Installation type. This setting will affect the list of available folder locations on the Add files panel.

    Note: In Reflection 2011 R1, all installations are user-specific.

  4. On the left, click Add files.
  5. At the bottom of the panel, from the Add files to menu, select the appropriate system folder for the file you're adding. The available locations are determined by the installation type you chose in step 4. For the list of locations where Reflection expects to find configuration files, see Table 1.
  6. Click in the Add files to box and type the rest of the path. The final entry should be one of the following:
    • [PersonalFolder]\Attachmate\Reflection\keyboards
    • [ProgramFilesFolder]\Attachmate\Reflection\keyboards

    Editing System Paths in ACT

    Important! The folder location you add must already exist on all target computers.

  7. Click the Add button, browse to Users\<username>\Documents\Attachmate\Reflection\keyboards to select myKeyboardMap.xkb, and click Open.
  8. Repeat step 8 to add any other files to this folder location.
  9. Repeat steps 6-8, as needed, to add files to other folder locations.
  10. From the navigation pane, click Specify package information.
    • In the Add/Remove name box, type the package name that will appear in the Windows Programs and Features control panel.
    • In the Organization name box, enter the name of your department.
  11. From the File menu, save the file as myConfigFiles.msi on the administrative installation point.