9.0 Package Sessions and Custom Settings Files

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

If you use centralized management, you can also use Create and Deploy Sessions and Settings with the Administrative Console.

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Create a Companion Package to Install Customized Settings Files

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

Create and Automatically Package Workspace and Access file Settings

How you can use the Installation Customization Tool to create and automatically package workspace settings that customize the InfoConnect workspace and .access files that lock down InfoConnect.

Where to Deploy Customized Files

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