Customizing the Desktop Agent installation

Article:HOWTO23762  |  Created: 2010-01-01  |  Updated: 2011-07-31  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO23762
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Customizing the Desktop Agent installation

The Desktop Agent installation can be customized to meet specific needs. For example, it can run silently with no user interface displayed, or it can display either a basic or complete user interface. To customize the installation, you can modify the Setup.ini file in the DLO Agent setup directory.

For example, for a silent installation, edit CmdLine in the Setup.ini file as follows:

Original:

CmdLine=/qf DEFAULTMEDIASERVER="Desktop3" LAUNCHCLIENT="1" /l*v "%TEMP%\DLOAgentInstall.log"

Modified:

CmdLine=/qn DEFAULTMEDIASERVER="Desktop3" LAUNCHCLIENT="1" /l*v "%TEMP%\DLOAgentInstall.log"

For an installation with a basic interface but no option to cancel the installation, edit CmdLine in the Setup.ini file as follows:

Original:

CmdLine=/qf DEFAULTMEDIASERVER="Desktop3" LAUNCHCLIENT="1" /l*v "%TEMP%\DLOAgentInstall.log"

Modified:

CmdLine=/qb! DEFAULTMEDIASERVER="Desktop3" LAUNCHCLIENT="1" /l*v "%TEMP%\DLOAgentInstall.log"

To customize the Desktop Agent installation

  1. In the Desktop Agent setup directory, open the Setup.ini file for editing.

  2. Modify the value that begins CmdLine= /qf:

    Desktop Agent installation interface

    Modify the /qf term to change the interface that the Desktop Agent user sees during installation of the Desktop Agent.

    • /qf

      The full user interface appears. A cancel option is provided.

    • /qb

      A basic progress dialog box appears. A cancel option is provided.

    • /qb!

      A basic user interface appears. A cancel option is not provided.

    • /qn

      The installation will be silent.

    For a completely silent install, run the following command after you modify the Setup.ini file:

    "setup.exe /s"

    Set the Default Media Server

    DEFAULTMEDIASERVER specifies the media server to which you want the Desktop Agent to attach after installation.

    Launch the Desktop Agent

    The LAUNCHCLIENT option specifies whether the Desktop Agent should be launched immediately following installation.

    To launch immediately, set LAUNCHCLIENT="1"

    To prevent immediate launch, set LAUNCHCLIENT="0"

    Specify the Required MDAC Version

    DLO uses MDAC 2.8 by default. Force the use of MDAC 2.7 by adding the following:

    REQUIREDMDACVERSION=2.7

    Suppress Reboot

    To suppress a restart, even if one is required, add the following:

    REBOOT=ReallySuppress

    Logging Options

    Logging options can be modified by changing the l*v variable.

    l*v "%TEMP%\DLOAgentInstall.log"

    Turns on verbose logging and creates a log file at the specified location.

    For additional Windows Installer logging options, see

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314852/EN-US/.

  3. Save and close the Setup.ini file.


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