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Installing the Siebel Handheld Application from External Media

Users who synchronize in Direct Server Synchronization mode might not have a PC, and so cannot create a partnership and synchronize using Microsoft ActiveSync. You can install the Handheld application for each user through a standard partnership, or you can configure a stand-alone installer.

During the installation, the InstallShield Wizard screen prompts you by asking:

Would you like to deploy a CAB file to enable rapid installation for additional devices?

You can configure a stand-alone installer by selecting Yes.

You are prompted to select a language for the Handheld application and to specify a location for the CAB file. The installer creates the CAB file in the location you specify.

The CAB file is a self-extracting file that includes all the files needed to install the Siebel Handheld application on the handheld device. When you single-click the file, the CAB file installs the Handheld application.

You can create an image of the Handheld application installer that can be loaded onto external media such as a CompactFlash card. When you create a stand-alone installer platform, a Cabinet file (CAB) is created in a location that you specify. The CAB file name must be siebel.pocketpc_arm.CAB. You can copy the CAB file to a CompactFlash card, insert the card into the handheld device, and single-click on the file to install the Siebel Handheld application on the device.

NOTE:  When installing the Handheld application on the handheld device, the user is asked if they want to install the Handheld application in the default directory. Regardless of the answer, the Handheld application is always installed in the directory specified by the setup.ini file. Therefore, the only way to change the directory the Handheld application is installed in is to modify the parameters in the ApplicationLocation section of the setup.ini file.

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