Oracle9i Lite Administration and Deployment Guide
Part No. A97376-01
This document discusses how to create a CD for installing the Mobile Clients offline. It includes a discussion of the following topics:
As the Administrator, you can create a set of files on a Windows machine, which can be burned to a CD to enable users to install a Mobile Client offline from the CD. The files on the CD install a Mobile Client and any necessary Java files.
This method is recommended for users who want to install a Mobile Client but are connecting over low-bandwidth connections, although they must still use those connections to synchronize.
To download the offline install files, follow these steps:
Log on to the Mobile Server to download to a Windows machine the offline version of setup.exe by connecting to:
The list of Mobile Clients with hyperlinks appears as illustrated by Figure 13-1. You can select from this list the Mobile Client that you want to install by clicking the hyperlink here immediately below the listed Mobile Client.
Figure 13-1 The List of Mobile Clients
Click the link here which applies to the type of installation you are planning to make. This downloads setup.exe. You are then prompted for a destination directory.
After downloading the offline install files, compile the files by following these steps:
Open a console window and at the command prompt, run the copy of setup.exe from the directory you selected in Step 2, using the -distribution flag .
Note:the program creates a setup.exe icon in the folder that you selected in Step 2. Running this without the -distribution flag, by double-clicking the icon, for example, performs a normal setup of the Mobile Client on that machine. The -distribution option must be used to create the necessary files for an offline install.
The Choose Directory dialog box appears, as illustrated in Figure 13-2, prompting for a destination directory where you want to create the CD-ROM image. Make sure that you select a destination directory other than the directory in which the setup.exe file resides. The destination directory can be in the same path as the directory where the setup.exe file is, but it must be a different directory. You can click the Browse button to locate the destination directory or you can type the directory name. Click OK.
Figure 13-2 The Choose Directory Dialog Box
All of the neccesary files are copied to the destination directory, pre-configured for an offline installation. These include an .ini file describing the Mobile Client, Java files which may be needed to upgrade the version of Java on the client machine, and the setup.exe file itself.
Use this directory, or the files in this directory, to create a CD using a conventional CD burner. No CD writing software is provided with Oracle9i Lite.
You can distribute the CD that you created as needed to users who want to install a Mobile Client. The user who wants to install a Mobile Client from this CD runs the setup.exe file on the CD. Once the Mobile Client is installed on the user's client machine, the user can connect to an instance of the Mobile Server normally.