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Instructions provided describe how to create a basic transform for the ArcInfo Workstation setup using ORCA, a free tool available from the MSI SDK.
Other tools are available that use a wizard to create transform files, for example, Wise for Windows Installer and InstallShield Admin Studio.
For more information on deploying managed ArcGIS setups, see the links in the Related Information section below.
Transform (*.MST) files are used to customize setups created using Microsoft Installer (MSI) technology. An .MST file can be used to install ArcInfo Workstation with pre-determined parameters without a Graphical User Interface or user interaction. The .MST file customizes the properties of the ArcInfo Workstation MSI package; this includes the installation location, license manager, and features to install.
The bullet points below include information on changing the installation location, license manager, and features to install using ORCA. Use any or all of the parameters as needed.
See the Related Information section below to download ORCA. ORCA requires Windows Installer SDK v.2.0.
Note: [WindowsVolume] is the drive where ArcInfo Workstation should be installed. Workstation is the name of the installation folder. For example, C:\WS.
Note: Workstation should not be installed to a directory with spaces as it does not work when installed to a directory with spaces. Install it to another directory on the C:\ drive that does not contain spaces.
Note: [WindowsVolume] is the drive where ArcInfo Workstation should be installed. Workstation is the name of the installation folder. For example, C:\WS9.
Note: The parent feature of any sub-features also needs to be specified to be installed. For example, to install the TIN extension, the CoreArcInfoExtensions feature also needs to be changed from a level 4 to a level 3.