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Customizing Siebel.ini Files

The siebel.ini file controls the behavior of the Siebel client installation. Separate versions of this file are created for packages for a base installation and those for language packs. The siebel.ini file is located in the following directories, where package_name is the name of your package:

  • SIEBEL_CLIENT_ROOT\packager\temp\package_name (for BASE)
  • SIEBEL_CLIENT_ROOT\packager\temp\package_name\LANGUAGE (where LANGUAGE is the subdirectory for the applicable language pack, such as ENU for U.S. English)

NOTE:  The value of the FolderName parameter, described in Key Parameters in Siebel.ini File, must be the same in all siebel.ini files for the same package.

Review all applicable siebel.ini files and customize the files as necessary to make sure the client installation uses the correct settings for your specific environment.

NOTE:  If you customize the siebel.ini file, do so at Step 8 in Running the Siebel Packager Utility. This step occurs after you create the package itself, and before you (optionally) create a self-extracting archive file. If you customize the siebel.ini file before you create the package, those changes will not become part of the customized installer.

The siebel.ini file determines all of the parameters used by the client installer, including the following:

  • Third-party software programs and versions that are required on the client computer
  • System settings that improve performance
  • Configuration of data sources
  • Which installation screens end users see when they run the Siebel client installer
  • Which shortcuts (icons) are created upon installation

Instructions for modifying the siebel.ini file can be found in the file itself. Use a standard text editor to review and edit siebel.ini.

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