Redirected Installations

Using CID methods, network administrators may select either Express or Custom installations. Each type of CID installation gives you the same choices as INSTALL.EXE.

Sample response files (named EXPRESS.RSP and CUSTOM.RSP) are provided on the product diskettes to assist you in preparing each type of CID installation.

To execute a CID installation:

  1. Copy the DeskMan/2 files from the product diskettes to a temporary directory on the server.
  2. Execute the DISK1.EXE and DISK2.EXE files. These files are self-extracting.
  3. Backup the .RSP files, then modify the statements in the file you intend to use to conform with your requirements.
  4. Execute CIDINST.EXE on the workstation where the components are to be installed using the following format:
CIDINST /R{x:\path\}responsefile [/L{x:\path\}logfile] [options]


is the location and name of the response file (the "/R" characters are required);
is the location and name of the optional log file, if desired (the "/L" characters are required if using this option). By designating this file, all results are automatically recorded;

and the options are:

to install the components listed in the response file (this is the default value, and need not be entered);
to remove the components listed in the response file. Without this option, CIDINST will install the components by default;
to command a pre-installation backup, overriding any settings in the response file;
to record the install options in the log file, as well as the results.


CIDINST /Rg:\devtech\sample.rsp /Le:\data\install.log /v  
CIDINST /Rsample.rsp /Linstall.log /mremove /v  

When finished, CIDINST will generate a standard CID completion code reporting the results of the installation or removal. This code will be recorded in the log file (if used) and returned to the calling program (if applicable). These codes are documented in the sample response files provided on the production diskettes.