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Performing an Advanced Deployment

The following process is typical for large-scale, customized deployments.

  1. Perform an administrative installation in a destination folder to create an administrative installation point.

  2. From the administrative installation point, start the Installation Customization Tool. The tool supports two editing modes:

    • Create a companion file (.msi). Use this option to install custom files (including templates and other Reflection X definition files) on user workstations. You can also configure and add custom shortcuts.

    • Create a transform file (.mst). Use this option to customize the feature set to be installed on user workstations, to customize Start Menu shortcuts, and to specify additional installation packages to run automatically with installations performed using setup.exe.


    Details for working with the Installation Customization Tool are available from the tool's Help menu and from context-sensitive help topics for each panel.

  3. Test the installation.

  4. Deploy Reflection X using the transforms and companion packages you created. Because the transforms and companion installation packages adhere to Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) standards, you can use a desktop shortcut, Microsoft Active Directory, or any other Microsoft Installer-compatible deployment tool.

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