Installing from a remote directory
- If you plan to copy the installation programs from a DVD drive on the same computer as the remote directory, continue with the next step. If you plan to copy the installation programs from a DVD drive that is not on the computer that holds the remote directory, map a network drive from the remote directory to the computer with the DVD drive.
- Copy the installers to the remote directory:
- Log in to the computer that you want to create the remote directory on.
- Insert the base product DVD in the drive.
If the autorun feature of Windows is enabled, the installer starts automatically. Click Cancel to close the installer.
- Open Windows Explorer and go to the DVD drive, so you can see the contents of the CD or DVD.
mk_remote.exe.An installer starts.
- In the installer, choose a directory to store the product installers in.This is the remote directory. The default directory is
- When the installer finishes, eject the CD or DVD.
- When you finish moving all the installers, you can go to the remote directory to verify
that the installers have been copied correctly.
You should see two application files (
setup.exe) and a directory named windows.
- Share the directory that you created so other computers can access the installers.
- Access the installers from the computer that you want to install
- Log in to the computer that you want to install the base product on.
- If the remote directory is on a different computer, map a network drive to the remote directory.
- Go to the remote directory.If the autorun feature of Windows is enabled, the installer starts automatically. If autorun is not enabled, double-click
- Choose the software that you want to install and click Install.
- Follow the instructions in Installing the base product to complete the installer.