15.1 Creating a GroupWise MST Transform File

An MST (Media Stream Transforms) file enables you to customize the functioning of an MSI (Microsoft Installer) file that has been provided with a software program. The GWTuner utility allows you to customize your GroupWise MSI installation. GWTuner creates an MST transform file named groupwise.mst, which you can use when performing an MSI install with ZENworks. You must have write access to the software distribution directory to use the GroupWise 2012 Tuner application.

  1. (Conditional) If you have not already done so, create a GroupWise software distribution directory on the Windows server from which you want to distribute the GroupWise Windows client software.

    For instructions, see Creating a Software Distribution Directory in System in the GroupWise 2012 Administration Guide. The software distribution directory must include at least the client and administration components of GroupWise.

  2. On the Windows server, ensure that you have write access to the software distribution directory.

  3. Run the following program:

    GWTuner Client Software Directory page
  4. Browse to and select the following directory, then click Next.

    GWTuner General Settings page
  5. In the Install path field, specify where you want to install the Windows client software on users’ workstations.

    The typical location varies depending on the architecture of the workstations:

    32-bit architecture:

    C:\Program Files\Novell\GroupWise

    64-bit architecture:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Novell\GroupWise

    If all of the workstations in your environment have the same architecture, specify the appropriate location for that architecture. If you have both 32-bit and 64-bit workstations in your environment, you can specify either path in GWTuner. In ZENworks Configuration Management, you will create a separate launch action for each architecture.

  6. Select Windows client installation options as needed.

    For information about the Windows client installation options, see Using GroupWise Windows Client Custom Installation Options in System in the GroupWise 2012 Administration Guide.

    IMPORTANT:When you use ZENworks Configuration Management to install the Windows client, the following selections are recommended in GWTuner:

    1. Deselect Add GroupWise to the Desktop.

    2. Deselect Add GroupWise to the Quick Launch.

    3. Deselect Add Icons to the Start Menu.

      It is preferable to set these options later in ZENworks Configuration Management, rather than in GWTuner.

    4. Click Next.

      GWTuner Languages page
  7. Select all the languages that you want to install on users’ workstations. then click Next.

    GWTuner Startup Language page
  8. Select the default Windows client startup language, then click Next.

    GWTuner Integrations page
  9. Unless you are actively using GroupWise Document Management Services (DMS), deselect all of the integrations, then click Finish.

  10. Click OK to exit GWTuner.

    The following file is created:

  11. Continue with Creating a Bundle for the GroupWise Windows Client Software.