Information for IT Administrators

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Installing Infront terminal

The EXE installer

This is the installer used by most normal users – who want to install Infront on their own computer.

The user does not need to be an administrator in order to install the software, but does need to be an administrator to uninstall any existing installations of Infront with version lower than 7.1.

The MSI installer
Only available for download from the web:

This is not an installer that normal users should use (although it does no harm). It is meant for IT Administrators that need to ”roll-out” the terminal to all their users on a local network.

When the MSI installer is run, it appears to do nothing. But it unpacks the (.exe) installer and registers a task that runs it next time any normal user logs on to the machine. Then the (.exe) installer runs, installs as normal and runs the Infront terminal.

 

IT Admins who are upgrading Infront for their users

If users on the local network have older versions of Infront installed (5.x, 6.x, 7.0.x), it is advised to roll-out the MSI uninstaller (uninstalls older versions of Infront) at the same time the MSI installer is rolled out.

Note: If an administrator does not include the uninstaller for roll-out, users who have Infront 5.x, 6.x, 7.0.x will find that both the old icon and the new icon will exist on the their desktop and start menu (both called ”Infront” by default). The user may then need help of their administrator to uninstall older version.

 

Auto-update
After running the installer for a user in any of the two ways above, there should be no need to ever run the full initial installer again (although there is no harm in doing so). Instead the Infront terminal will be notified about new versions from Infront's servers and will auto-update itself after each login as needed.

Please contact Infront if you need to turn off auto-update for the users you are administrating

 

Technical information

  • Previous versions of the Terminal (7.0 and earlier) required administrator rights to install and installed into "C:\Program Files (x86)\Ontrade"
  • After the 7.0 uninstall this folder will now be empty or removed. This is normal.
  • The new 7.1 version does not require administrator rights to install and installs into "C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Ontrade" with a subfolder for the version.

It is normal that the previous upgrade version is also left there.

 

Example:

The uninstaller will remove the old version and also the old Infront shortcuts that go to the "C:\Program Files (x86)\Ontrade" folder.

From version 7.1+, the installer will create new Infront shortcuts that go to the AppData folder. Notice that the links start Update.exe with command line parameters to start Ontrade.exe and that the startup folder is set to the latest version folder, like this:

 

 

When run, the Infront terminal will check the server for the latest available version. If an upgrade with bug-fixes is available it will automatically be downloaded and installed into a new version folder in the background. The Infront shortcuts will also be updated with the new version folder as startup folder. The next time the user restarts the Infront terminal, the new version with bug-fixes and improvements will be run.

 

The Analytics Excel Add-in


The add-in is only available for users with an access to the Analytics window (included in Infront Plus Edition).

The user does not need admin rights to install the Add-in, although computers with very strict admin rights can prevent it from loading into Excel, showing a warning message.

 

EXE installer

This is the installer used by most normal users – who want to install the Excel add-in on their own computer.

 

Installation process and location

To force the Add-in into Excel, refer to the Installation Guide at section 4 "Other operations".

Warning: the installation location must have read AND write permissions for the Add-in to work properly. In case of doubt, keep the proposed default location.

 

Security Level
In the Excel options, some macro security parameters can prevent the Analytics Add-in from working properly. A medium macro security level is highly recommended. For more information, please also refer to the Installation Guide.

 

MSI Installer

This version is meant for IT Administrators that need to ”roll-out” the Add-in to all their users on a local network.
When the MSI installer is run, it appears to do nothing. But it unpacks the (.exe) installer and registers a task that runs it next time any normal user logs on to the machine.

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