9.1 Create a Companion Package to Install Customized Settings Files

You can use the Installation Customization Tool to install customized InfoConnect settings. To do this, you will create one or more companion installer packages to install your custom settings files on end-user systems.

Before you begin

To create your companion installer package

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

    path_to_setup\setup.exe /admin

  2. From the Select Customization dialog box, select Create a new Companion installer (or open an existing MSI), and then click OK.

  3. From the navigation pane, click Specify package information. Use this panel to specify the program name your package will use in the Windows Programs and Features or Add or Remove Programs list. Also specify your organization name.

  4. From the navigation pane, click Specify install locations. Specify whether you want to install files for all users (the default) or just the user who installs the package you are creating.

  5. From the navigation pane, click Add Files, browse to the file, and click Open.

  6. To change the default location of the added file, select it from the list, and from the Add Files To drop-down menu, select from the available locations. These locations are determined by the specified Installation type on the Specify install locations pane.

    For a list of common files and file locations used by InfoConnect, see Where to Deploy Customized Files.

    For an explanation of available folder options (such as [CommonAppDataFolder] and [PersonalFolder]), see Predefined System Folders.

  7. (Optional) With the added file selected, select the Include shortcut check box to install a shortcut that opens the installed file. For example, if you're adding a UTS Terminal document file (*.iuts), you can install a shortcut to the Windows Startmenu that will open this file and make the connection.

    NOTE:You can use the Configure shortcuts pane later to verify or edit the shortcut location.

  8. Choose File > Save As and enter a name for your installer file (for example MyCustomSettings.msi).

  9. (Optional) Chain this installer to have it run automatically with the Setup program.