The following instructions are based on the MicroStation CONNECT readme:Home > Installation > "Deployment Guide" and > "To create a Deployment Image"
The deployment image is created by the system administrators for installing the application with the same installation configuration on multiple machines. The installation configuration includes the installation location, features, shortcuts, additional packages, and so on. Once created, users will be able to double-click Setup_MicroStationx64_10.12.00.040.exe available in the deployment image to install the application with the set configuration without the need of any user interaction or internet connection for component downloads. The deployment image can be shared in the network as a UNC path or pushed using SMS/SCCM.
Conceptually, the deployment image can be considered as a pre-configured offline installer. Following are the advantages of using a deployment image:
If different installation options are required multiple deployment images can be created. Examples of such variations could include:
The deployment image contains all the files that are packaged with the product as well as the downloadable files, including Companion Features and Applications. It may optionally contain external applications or packages that you add while creating the deployment image. The image does not analyze the system on which it is created. It simply saves all the components for installation. The deployment image also saves the installation configuration.
Using non-root drive:
If the installation drive set in the deployment image configuration settings is other than the root directory (usually c:\), make sure that the drive exists on the machine on which the application is to be installed.
These are the pre-requisites for creating a deployment image:
The deployment settings are displayed when you run the setup in/layout mode. Following deployment image settings are displayed in the MicroStation Installation Wizard.
Note that the size of the Deployment Image will vary according to the options chosen. 'Full UI Mode' will be the largest as all available source modules must be downloaded to allow any combination of choices to be made during the installation.
Click the Change button next to the deployment image location path to open the Browse For Folder dialog for selecting the location where you want to save the deployment image. This can be an existing location or a new folder can be created using the browse dialog. Typically this will be in a network location. Create a new appropriately named sub-folder for each Deployment Image, e.g.:
The folder(s) created are portable. For example if a Deployment Image folder is initially created and tested on a local drive it can be copied to an appropriate network location for production deployments.
In situations where Internet access is not available, secure environments for instance, a Deployment Image can be created outside that environment and the Deployment Image folder can be transferred via an appropriate route into the secure environment.
Follow these steps:
In the following (optional) step we have an option which sets the location of the Custom Configuration during installation. This eliminates the need to run additional procedures to deploy customised configuration files to each installation. We recommend that deployment Images are created using this step.
Select the 'Custom Configuration (plus Delivered Configuration)' option. Browse to the folder where your Custom Configuration will be located, then click next:
MicroStation CONNECT Edition ReadmeMicroStation CONNECT Edition System RequirementsMicroStation CONNECT Edition Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)Setting up the MicroStation CONNECT Workspace on a NetworkCONNECTION Client ReadMe
Training: Creating a Deployment Image for MicroStation CONNECT Edition.
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