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Preinstall SnapProtect as a Software Image: Setting Up Computers at the Factory

Setting up the computers at the factory represents the operation where you preinstall the SnapProtect software as a software image. To accomplish this operation, you must perform the following steps:

  • Create a custom package that will install the software in decoupled mode.

    Note: In a decoupled installation, the computer does not establish connections with the CommServe.

  • Install the custom package on all the computers where you want to preinstall the software.

Procedure

Follow the steps that correspond to the operating system of the computers where you want to preinstall the software.

On Windows

  1. Create the custom package by using the installation package that was downloaded from the Download Manager. For instructions, see Creating a Custom Package for Windows Computers.

    During the custom package creation, consider the following requirements:

    • To configure the package for decoupled installations, you must select the Create a de-coupled installation package check box on the Custom Package Options page. Make sure to clear the Launch RegisterMe at the end of install check box.
    • For the custom package to install the software with minimal user interaction, you must provide all the necessary information during the package creation.
  2. Copy the custom package to a network share that is accessible by all the Windows computers where you want to preinstall the software.
  3. Install the custom package silently on each computer by running the installation command specified in Installing the Custom Package on Windows Computers Using the Answer File.

    Tip: You can configure a script or a third-party application to run the installation command on all the necessary computers.

On UNIX

  1. Create the custom package by using the installation package that was downloaded from the Download Manager. For instructions, see Creating a Custom Package for UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh Computers.

    During the custom package creation, consider the following requirements:

    • To configure the package for decoupled installations, you must record your selections and leave the CommServe information prompts blank.
    • For the custom package to install the software with minimal user interaction, you must provide all the necessary information during the package creation.
  2. Copy the custom package to a network share that is accessible by all the UNIX computers where you want to preinstall the software.
  3. Install the custom package silently on each computer by running the installation command specified in Installing the Custom Package on UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh Computers Using the Answer File.

    Tip: You can configure a script or a third-party application to run the installation command on all the necessary computers.

What to Do Next

Distribute the computers to the respective users.