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Managing Installations on Windows Workstations

If you are installing to Windows workstations, you install Reflection X Advantage using the Attachmate Setup program (Setup.exe). You can choose from several different approaches for installing and deploying Reflection X Advantage. Deciding which approach to use is typically based on a variety of factors, including your approved business processes, the scale of the deployment, your deployment tools, and whether you want to customize the installation.

For example, a small-scale deployment might consist of using the Attachmate Setup program to install Reflection X Advantage on a few workstations, whereas an enterprise-wide deployment would probably involve extensive customization and testing.

Use one of the following approaches, depending on your requirements.

  • Perform a workstation installation on each workstation
    Install all of the files for Reflection X Advantage to a PC hard drive. You might choose this approach if you are installing Reflection X Advantage on a small number of machines and you do not need to customize the installation.
  • Perform a basic deployment
    Perform an administrative installation to copy Reflection X Advantage files to an administrative installation point. This is also referred to as creating an administrative installation image. Then, using deployment tools, you can access these files and create packages that are deployed to workstations. A basic deployment is a good choice when you need to deploy Reflection X Advantage to a large number of workstations, but do not need to customize the installation.
  • Perform a customized deployment
    Perform an administrative installation to copy Reflection X Advantage files to an administrative installation point (just as you would for a basic deployment). Then, customize the installation to specify the way it installs, looks, and acts on the end users' computers. Customized deployments can be deployed to any number of workstations.

In this Section

Performing a Basic Deployment

Performing an Advanced Deployment

Install from the Command Line

Create an Administrative Installation Point

Attachmate Customization Tool

Creating and Editing Transforms

Creating and Editing Companion Installer Packages