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Apply a Transform to Your Installation

If you have created a transform to customize how Reflection is installed, you need to deploy the transform with the primary installation. (This is in contrast to companion installation packages, which can be chained with the primary installation or installed separately.)

You can include a transform by modifying the setup.ini file or by adding it to the setup.exe command line. Any install started with setup.exeor with command-line installs can include a transform.

To apply a transform by modifying the setup.exe program

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

    path_to_setup\setup.exe /admin

  2. From the Select Customization dialog box, do one of the following:

    • Select Create a new Setup customization file for the following product.

    • Select Open an existing Setup customization file or Companion installer and select an .mst file.

  3. Go to the User interface panel.

  4. Select Use this customization with interactive installs using setup.exe.

    When you save your transform with this option selected, the Installation Customization Tool automatically updates the setup.ini file to apply the transform to the Reflection installation by adding the following line to the [Setup] section:


    This modification to setup.ini means that any install using setup.exe (using either the interactive user interface or using setup.exe on a command line) will automatically apply this transform.

  5. Save the transform to the default location (the folder that includes setup.exe).

    The transform can now be deployed to end users via the setup.exe file. (Users can run setup.exe directly or setup.exe can be called from a script or initiated from a command line.)


    If the setup.ini file already specifies the transform file you want to install (as noted in step 3 of the previous procedure) do not specify the transform on the command line.

To add the transform to a setup.exe command-line install

  • From the command line, use the following syntax:

    path_to_setup\setup.exe /install TRANSFORMS=your_transform.mst