Using Response Transforms

AdminStudio 2014 | Tuner

There are two ways you can create a transform file in Tuner:

The first and the most common way is to begin by creating an empty transform and then making customization by navigating to different views in Tuner.
The second way is by running the installation and then customizing various options available in each setup panel. The installation is only simulated and no changes take place on the user system. Tuner saves all the changes that the user has made on each panel of the setup in the transform. This type of transform is called a response transform.

Response transforms, much like installation response files, allow you to run an existing Windows Installer-based installation and capture your configurations. Unlike a response file, these changes are used as a starting point for your new transform.

For example, if you use Tuner to create a response transform, you might select certain features you want installed, the location of the installation, and company information. When the Tuner interface is opened, these values will already be set for your new transform file. You can then make further customizations as necessary.

You might want to create a response transform for an installation, and then fill in your company name as the default name, and a specific directory for installation which is different from the one suggested by the manufacturer. Further, you may want to configure a specific feature, such as clip art, to not be installed. By using the familiar installation user interface, you can quickly make your basic customizations before using the Tuner environment to refine the transform.

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