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Walkthrough to Create a Transform

This example shows how to set up a transform that can be applied to an install on a command line. To automatically deploy the transform in an installation that uses the Reflection Setup program, see Apply a Transform to Your Installation.

To create a transform that adds a desktop shortcut and disables the Change button

  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. Select Create a new setup customization file for the following product, and then click OK.

  3. From the navigation pane, click Licensing and session metering and then select I accept the terms of the Software License Agreement.

  4. The following optional steps describe how to create a Reflection Workspace shortcut to the user's desktop and remove the Change button from the Windows Uninstall or change a program list.

    1. From the navigation pane, click Modify setup properties.

    2. In the lower-right corner, click Add.

    3. In the Add/Modify Property Value dialog box, for Name select ARPNOMODIFY and for Value enter 1. This step removes the Change button.

    1. From the navigation pane, click Configure shortcuts.

    2. Under Modify shortcuts for this product, select Reflection workspace and click Modify.

    3. In the Modify shortcut dialog box, in the Location field, select [DesktopFolder] and click OK. This step creates a desktop shortcut.

  5. From the File menu, save the transform on the administrative installation point as myCustomInstall.mst.