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Configuring The Read&Write v11.5 MSI Before Deploying It

To help with deployment, an MSI Admin Tool is available to pre-configure the Read&Write installer.  To access the MSI Admin Tool:-

  1. Enter your Read&Write serial number at the Essentials website.
  2. Once logged in, click on Download Installer and choose to save it to your computer.

Essentials Download install option

  1. When download has completed, browse to the folder that you saved the Read&Write installer to.
  2. Right click on and choose ‘Extract All’

right click extract all option

  1. Once the files have been extracted, double click on RWInstall.exe. The msi and other installation files will be extracted to a folder called Read&Write_Install on your Desktop.
  2. Go back to the Essentials website and click on Planning to Deploy.

Essentials Planning to Deploy option

  1. Download and install the MSI Admin Tool.

Essentials Download MSI Admin Tool option

  1. Once installed, the MSI Admin Tool can be opened by going to Start > All Programs > Texthelp > Site Utilities > MSI Admin Tool
  2. Enter the password you created during the installation of the MSI Admin Tool.
  3. Browse to the Read&Write_Install folder on your Desktop and click on Connect.

MSI Admin Tool Select path

  1. Enter your Full Name, Organization and Serial Number.  The options relating to your copy of Read&Write will then be available.  Edit these as required.

MSI Admin Tool Main

  1. The option to install Read&Write silently can be found on the Advanced Options tab of the MSI Admin Tool.

Advanced Options

The MSI Admin Tool Advanced Options allow the following installation types:

  • Full Interface. User must accept license agreement
  • Basic Interface. Displays progress bar only
  • No Interface. Software installs silently

Note: The Basic Interface and No Interface options only apply if running the installation via Setup.exe not via Setup.msi. For further information please click here.

MSI Admin Tool Advanced

When you have finished configuring the msi, click on the Update MSI button to save your changes.  You will now be able to deploy Read&Write using your normal deployment methods.

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