The following instructions are based on the MicroStation CONNECT readme and has been modified for the OpenRoads Designer installation.
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_OpenRoadsDesignerx64_10.00.00.120.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/layoutmode. Following deployment image settings are displayed in the Installation Wizard.
Follow these steps:
In the following (optional) step we have added a new 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.
Select the 'Custom Configuration (plus Delivered Configuration)' option. Browse to the folder where your Custom Configuration will be located, then click next: