STEP 7- Central Installation

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Central Installation Introduction to the Central Installation STEP is installed with a setup program Screen prompts will guide you step-bystep through the entire installation process As of STEP V5.3 SP3, a Record function is provides support for the central installation beyond the usual setup program You can use this function if you need to perform a single type of installation on several computers Record Function The Record function is a recording function that enables you to perform multiple installations of the system setup or selected installation components on different computers with identical options Whereas you previously had to navigate through all setup dialogs and enter the required information for each installation, you can now create a control file with the name "Ra_Auto.ini" to simplify the installation procedure Installation Guide A5E00453658-01 Central Installation Overview of the Procedure for the Central Installation The following tasks must be performed for a central installation: • Save the product CD on a central server or PC • Call up the Record function and create the "Ra_Auto.ini" control file • Save the "Ra-Auto.ini" control file in the directory where "Setup.exe" is located • Edit the file "Step7.ssf" • Edit the file "Setups.cfg" if it exists • Start the central installation by double-clicking on "Setup.exe" The installation program automatically detects the "Ra_Auto.ini" control file If this file is found and the "Step7.ssf" file and possibly the "Setups.cfg" have been edited, the installation procedure begins without having to click on "Next" • The installation program must be called up for each computer Installation Guide A5E00453658-01 Central Installation Calling up the “Record” Function for the Central Installation • Use the Record function to create the "Ra_Auto.ini" control file that is to contain all the information required for the central installation • You will need administrator rights for the Record function Calling up the Record Function Insert the supplied CD-ROM and copy the contents to a central server or PC Select the menu command Start > Rung to open the "Run" dialog Enter the path to the installation data you have copied to a central server or PC followed by the parameter ”setup.exe /record” Then click on "OK" Result: The "Setup" dialog for the language selection is displayed Select the desired language and click on "OK" Result: The "Setup" dialog with the Record function is displayed Select the directory where you wish to save the new control file named "Ra_Auto.ini": the file must be saved in the same directory as the "Setup.exe" file Click on "Next" Installation Guide A5E00453658-01 Central Installation In the subsequent dialog, select the desired components for the installation and click on "Next" Result: The "Ra_Auto.ini" control file is created and saved in the selected directory where "Setup.exe" is located Click on "Exit" Editing the “Step7.ssf” file The "Step7.ssf" file must be edited by adding the parameters listed below This parameters enable you to select options for the central installation It can be displayed and edited with any ASCII text editor Proceed as follows: Open the "Step7.ssf" file in the "Step7" directory with Notepad or another ASCII text editor Add the parameters at the end of the file beginning with the section [OPFILEENTRIES_BEGIN] and ending with [OPFILEENTRIES_END] Change the parameter values to suit your wishes and requirements You will find an explanation of the respective parameters in the table below Save the amended "Step7.ssf" file Parameters to add at the end of the "Step7.ssf" file: [ ] [OPFILEENTRIES_BEGIN] SetupMode=Batch LanguagesToInstall=A,B,C,D,E StartLanguage=A NameOfUser=John Doe NameOfCompany=Doe Inc DestinationDrive=C DestinationPath=\Program Files\Siemens AuthorizationDrive=A LicenseDestination=C LicenseRequested=1 [OPFILEENTRIES_END] Installation Guide A5E00453658-01 Central Installation Explanation of the Parameters [OFILEENTRIES_BEGIN] SetupMode=Batch This specifies which setup mode to use It should not be changed LanguagesToInstall=A,B,C,D,E You can enter the values A to E A=German B=English C=French D=Spanish E=Italian StartLanguage=A This is where you specify the language in which the software should be started NameOfUser=John Doe Enter your name here NameOfCompany=Doe Inc Enter the name of your company here DestinationDrive=C Enter the destination drive here DestinationPath=\Program Files\Siemens Enter the destination path here AuthorizationDrive=A This is where you specify the drive from where the license should be loaded LicenseDestination=C Enter the drive where the license should be saved LicenseRequested=1 You can enter or "1" means that a license should be transferred, "0" means that no license should be transferred [OPFIELEENTRIES_END] Installation Guide A5E00453658-01 Central Installation Editing the “Setups.cfg” File Check if the "Setups.cfg" file is included in your product CD package • If this file is not included, nothing needs to be done • If the file is included, you need to add an entry to the file Proceed as follows: Copy the product CD to a central server or PC if you have not already done so Open the "Setups.cfg" file with Notepad or another ASCII text editor At the end of the file in the [Files] section after the last FileName entry, enter the following parameter: "FileNamexyz=Ra_Auto.ini" Replace the wild card "xyz" by an incremented number Save the amended "Setups.cfg" file in the same directory where the installation file "Setup.exe" and the control file "Ra_Auto.ini" are located Example Format for "Setups.cfg" [General] CopyToDisk=YES DestDir=system setup ExeName=setup.exe [Files] FileName1=setup.exe FileName2=setup.ex_ FileName3=VB6STKIT.DLL FileName4=setups.ini FileName5=msvbvm60.dll FileName6=Welcome.bmp FileName7=Splash.bmp FileName8=Top.bmp FileName9=Ra_Auto.ini Installation Guide A5E00453658-01 Central Installation [IniFile] FileName1=setups.ini Section1=SETTINGS Entry1=DRIVE NewValue1=%CD% FileName2=setups.ini Section2=SETTINGS Entry2=PATH NewValue2=%CD% Installation Guide A5E00453658-01 Central Installation Starting the Central Installation Requirement The following requirements must be met in order to start a central installation: • You have copied the product CD with the installation data to a central server or PC • You have created the "Ra_Auto.ini" control file and saved in the directory where the installation data is located • You have amended the "Step7.ssf" file with the parameters described above and adapted it to your needs • You have checked if the "Setups.cfg" file is included with your installation data and, if so, amended and saved it as described above Proceed as follows to start the central installation: Check if the requirements described above have been met Start the central installation by double-clicking on "Setup.exe" in your installation data directory You will see a message indicating that the central installation as been successfully completed Repeat this procedure for each computer planned Installation Guide A5E00453658-01 .. .Central Installation Overview of the Procedure for the Central Installation The following tasks must be performed for a central installation: • Save the product CD on a central server... 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