Package Configuration Files

Create a companion installer package (also called a "companion database") to install any custom files you created when you customized Reflection. A companion installer package is a standalone MSI file that is independent of any Reflection installer package.

You can deploy companion installer packages separately or you can add them to a customized installation, so that the companion installer packages are automatically installed when the Reflection installer package completes.

You can also create and install packages at any time after the initial installation. Because companion installer packages are installed independently of Reflection, you can upgrade the product without removing these support files and you can deploy additional support files without re-installing the product.

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. They are displayed as independent entries in the Windows Add\Remove Programs list and can be installed or uninstalled independently of Reflection.

If you use centralized management, you can also use Use Central Management to Deploy MSI Packages.

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Package Sessions and Custom Settings Files

How to bundle configuration files into Microsoft MSI files that you can deploy using standard Windows deployment tools.

Walkthrough: Create a Package with the Installation Customization Tool

An example that shows how to create and deploy a companion installer package to install a keyboard map file and a session document file.

Customized Files and Where to Deploy Them

Directory locations for custom configuration files that you create when you customize Reflection sessions or other settings. Reflection cannot find these files unless they are in these specific locations.