Zeta Test is installed by running the setup package. A wizard guides you through the installation process.
The setup package comes in two versions: one package is for local installation on one workstation, and one package for the central installation within a local area network (LAN).
To install Zeta Test on one workstation, download the single-user installation setup package and run it with administrative permissions. Further steps are not required.All application program files will be installed locally; user settings are also installed locally. You can, of course, use the locally installed version of Zeta Test to access shared projects on your local area network (LAN), too.
The multi-user installation package enables you to deploy Zeta Test on a central network, allowing all users to use that central installation. All application program files are installed centrally; user settings are also stored centrally. Download and use the network installation setup package and run it with administrative permissions.
You should use the network setup package if you want to collaborate on a Zeta Test project by accessing it from multiple workstations simultaneously.
Central application storage location
In order to keep maintenance costs low, the multi-user installation places all files in a central storage location.
You should therefore create a folder for Zeta Test on your central file server and set permissions for all users who will need to access the folder share.
When you then run the network installation setup package, just specify the central Zeta Test folder on your server as the installation target folder.
The setup wizard copies all the required files into that folder.
After the wizard has finished, you will need to run the Client Setup application on each workstation that requires getting access to Zeta Test. The Client Setup is located in the sub folder "ClientSetup\Setup.exe" of the central Zeta Test installation. The process of running the Client Setup is scriptable by using Windows login scripts or Windows group policies.
The advantage of having a central multi-user installation is that you only have to update a single place, i.e. your central Zeta Test file server share, when updating the Zeta Test application. Each workstation then automatically gets the new version when the application is opened.
To successfully access the central Zeta Test files from a workstation, the following requirements must be fulfilled:
- Each workstation requires .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 or newer to be installed. The easiest way to do this is to use Windows Update or include it in the standard software deployment mechanism of your business.
- The path to the network share where Zeta Test is installed must be located in the "Local Intranet" security zone of each client. You can configure this by using Internet Explorer’s security settings or by configuring the workstation’s/user’s Windows group policies.
- The .NET code access security must have full access to the network path where Zeta Test is installed. The easiest way to set the permissions is to use the included Client Setup.