|Oracle Financial Analyzer Installation and Upgrade Guide
Part No. A87523-01
Installing the Software, 5 of 14
You have two options for installing Financial Analyzer on client PCs:
If a previous version of the Financial Analyzer client software is already present on the PC where you are installing Financial Analyzer 11i, you must uninstall that previous version before installing the new version.
In a single-user installation, users install Financial Analyzer directly from the CD-ROM. The single-user installation copies client files to the PC.
A single-user installation offers two options for client mode: thin client or thick client. For a description of these modes, refer to "Client configuration options".
A single-user installation offers the following advantages:
In a shared installation, you install Financial Analyzer Client to a common staging area on the network. This area is referred to as a shared OLAP home. Users then access the shared area to install Financial Analyzer on their PCs.
For further information about setting up a shared OLAP home on the network, see "Procedure: Setting up a shared OLAP home on the network".
A shared installation offers thin client mode and thick client mode. For a description of these modes, refer to "Client configuration options". There is also a third option: a thinner thin client installation, referred to as a "thinner client installation," in which most of the client files are stored on the network rather than on the PC.
A shared installation offers the following advantages:
Follow these steps to set up a shared OLAP home as a staging area for a shared installation:
f:\lan clientdirectory, where "f" represents your CD-ROM drive.
Installer performs the installation on the network.
setup.exefile that they must run to perform the shared installation on client PCs.
When you provide shared installations for users, you have the option to provide different installation packages (that is, different product and component configurations) for different sets of users. You can specify a unique set of products and components for each installation package.
For each shared installation package that you want to create, follow the procedure in "Procedure: Setting up a shared OLAP home on the network", with the following stipulations:
Note: For each installation package that you set up, users must install the entire set of products that you have specified for that package; they cannot choose individual products from the set that you have provided.