This technical note describes how to deploy Reflection products to multiple Windows Terminal Servers. It includes information about performing an administrative installation of Reflection, using the Reflection Customization Manager to create a transform, and creating a batch file to be published to each Windows Terminal Server.
The following method to deploy Reflection products can be used in these environments:
As shown in the image below, deploying Reflection to multiple Windows Terminal Servers requires creating an administrative installation. Install the administrative installation to a secure network share point and then use it to deploy workstation installations to your Windows Terminal Servers.
Caution: Do not put the administrative installation on one of your Windows Terminal Servers. Administrative installations and workstation installations must be located on separate machines.
Follow the steps in the sections below to deploy Reflection to multiple Windows Terminal Servers.
Note: For information about how to upgrade Reflection on multiple Windows Terminal Servers, see Technical Note 1641.
From the administrator's workstation, perform an administrative installation of Reflection to a secure network share point. For details about performing an administrative installation, see the "Performing an Administrative Installation" section of the Reflection Installation and Quick Start Guide. Note the following:
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you are performing an Administrative installation to a network share point that is not part of your domain or not a trusted domain. Repeat the Administrative installation, but make sure the network sharepoint is on your same domain or a trusted domain.
Perform a workstation installation of Reflection on the administrator's workstation. For Reflection 11.0 or higher, run the installation again and install the Reflection Administrator's Toolkit to the administrator's workstation.
Launch the Install.exe file on the Reflection CD. Click Install Reflection, select Reflection Administrator's Toolkit from the list of products to install, and then click Workstation Install. Follow the instructions in the Wizard to complete the installation.
Run the Install.exe file again to install any Reflection products that require profiling.
You can specify the installation locations for the Reflection product, the end user's folder for their Reflection-generated files, the Start menu location for Reflection, and choose features and properties by setting the installation options in the Customization Manager.
Note: You must redo any product profiling done for an earlier installation. If you do not re-profile the products, the profiling will be lost when upgrading. However, if you install a non-profiled upgrade, the previous profiling will be retained.
To launch Reflection Customization (or Deployment) Manager, use the Windows Start menu shortcut shown below that corresponds to your version of Reflection.
Reflection 14.x: Start > Programs > Attachmate Reflection > Administrative Tools > Customization Manager
Reflection 12.x 13.x: Start > Programs > WRQ Reflection > Administrative Tools > Customization (or Deployment) Manager
Note: In the example used in this note,
For more information about Reflection Customization Manager and installing Reflection onto Windows Terminal Servers, note the following resources:
If you are using Citrix Presentation Server 4, you can use the Installation Manager tool to deploy packages to the farm.
Or, you may follow the steps below to install Reflection on your Windows Terminal Servers.
In this sample,
Note the following:
If you have Citrix MetaFrame: Use the Published Application Manager (MetaFrame 1.8) or the Citrix Management Console (MetaFrame XP) to publish the batch file to all of the Windows Terminal Servers. Note: Make sure that the batch file is published only to Administrators.
If you do not have Citrix MetaFrame: Distribute the batch file to each Windows Terminal Server by some other means.