STEP 7 - Central Installation

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					          Central Installation


          Introduction to the Central Installation
                          STEP 7 is installed with a setup program. Screen prompts will guide you step-by-
                          step through the entire installation process.
                          As of STEP 7 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.




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          A5E00841454-01                                                                                       1
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          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. Save CD1 in a folder with the
                         name "CD_1" and CD2 in a folder with the name "CD_2".
                       • 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.




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          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
                          1. Insert the supplied CDs and copy the contents to a central server or PC.
                          2. Select the menu command Start > Rung to open the "Run" dialog.
                          3. 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.
                          4. Select the desired language and click on "OK".
                             Result: The "Setup" dialog with the Record function is displayed.




                          5. Select the directory where you wish to save the new control file named
                             "Ra_Auto.ini": the file must be saved either in the same directory as the
                             "Setup.exe" file or you can call up the file from the command line
                             (<path>/setup.exe /silent=<path>/Ra_Auto.ini). Click on "Next".




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          A5E00841454-01                                                                                        3
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                       6. 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.
                       7. 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:
                       1. Open the "Step7.ssf" file in the "Step7" directory with Notepad or another ASCII
                          text editor.
                       2. Add the parameters at the end of the file beginning with the section
                          [OPFILEENTRIES_BEGIN] and ending with [OPFILEENTRIES_END].
                       3. Change the parameter values to suit your wishes and requirements. You will
                          find an explanation of the respective parameters in the table below.


                       Caution
              !        Enter the same path ('DestinationDrive' and 'DestinationPath') as used in the
                       existing installation.


                       4. 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]


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          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 1 or 0. "1" means that a license should be transferred, "0" means that no
                               license should be transferred.
                               [OPFIELEENTRIES_END]




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          A5E00841454-01                                                                                                 5
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          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:
                       1. Copy the product CDs to a central server or PC if you have not already done so.
                       2. Open the "Setups.cfg" file with Notepad or another ASCII text editor.
                       3. 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.
                       4. 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




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                          [IniFile]
                          FileName1=setups.ini
                          Section1=SETTINGS
                          Entry1=DRIVE
                          NewValue1=%CD%


                          FileName2=setups.ini
                          Section2=SETTINGS
                          Entry2=PATH
                          NewValue2=%CD%




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          A5E00841454-01                                                                        7
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          Starting the Central Installation


          Requirement
                       The following requirements must be met in order to start a central installation:
                       • You have copied the product CDs 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:
                       1. Check if the requirements described above have been met.
                       2. 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.
                       3. Repeat this procedure for each computer planned.




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