The main goals of Remote Installer is to equip you with easy-to-use features of installing, uninstalling and repairing software all over your network. This chapter is aimed at introducing you to the main features of Remote Installer and helping you to use them. After reading this part, you will gain a better understanding of the concept of the program and be able to use it without any problems.
Remote Installer supports installing, uninstalling and repairing of the products deployed using the following installer types: Executable Installer, Windows Installer Package and Microsoft Software Patch. Using an executable installer, you can install programs, updates and patches. As Remote Installer allows you to operate multiple Machines at the same time, there is a possibility that one part of the operated Machines will be running the x86 operating system and the other part will be running the x64 system. The concept of a multi-platform deployment package allows you to define a single deployment package for both target platforms and provide different deployment options, if required. For example, you can use different installation files, apply different MSI transforms and run different pre and post actions for Machines running the x86 or x64 systems.
Another important thing you should always keep in mind is that with Remote Installer you perform a silent deployment, i.e. a deployment performed without any interaction with the user. Thus, the installer should be properly configured for unattended deployment.
In this chapter, we will show you how to configure installers for silent deployment and how to check if an installer is configured correctly.