ProStructures V8i (SELECTseries 8 update 2) ( Deployment Guide

About the Deployment Image

The deployment image is created by the system administrator for installing the application with the same installation configuration on multiple machines. The installation configuration includes the installation location, features, shortcuts, and so on. The users will be able to double-click Setup.exe available in the deployment image to install the application with the required configuration.

The deployment image can be shared in the network as a UNC path or pushed using SMS/SSCM.

Contents of the Deployment Image

The deployment image contains all the files that are packaged with the product as well as the downloadable files. The image does not analyze the system on which it is created. It simply saves all the components of installation. The deployment image also saves the installation configuration.

Advanced Settings Dialog

The Advanced Settings dialog opens when you click the Advanced Settings button in the ProStructures V8i (SELECTseries 8) setup wizard. This button will be visible in the following cases:

The following fields are available in the Advanced Settings dialog:

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Before You Start

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To Create a Deployment Image


    • Click the plus sign (+) next to a category to see the features in it.
          The amount of disk space required to install a feature appears when you select the feature.
    • Click the down arrow next to a category or feature to select how you want it installed. You also can choose not to install a category or feature.
    • Click Install.

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NOTE: If the ProStructures V8i installer package is already extracted, you can double-click the Create Deployment shortcut in the extracted folder to re-run the Installation setup wizard and create the deployment image.

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To Install the Application Using the Deployment Image

  1. Open the UNC path where the deployment image is stored.
  2. In the deployment image folder, double-click the Setup.exe file.
          Depending on the setting, the installation setup wizard opens and the installation starts either in full user interface mode and opens the ProStructures V8i Setup dialog or in reduced installation mode and opens the ProStructures V8i Setup wizard.
  3. (Optional) For full user interface mode, follow the steps given in the QuickInstall section for settings in the ProStructures V8i Setup dialog.
  4. Click Finish.

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