Question How do I set up the Setup Capture configuration?
Use SetupCapture Configuration to edit and create configuration files that control how SetupCapture and SOE Snapshot work. SOE Snapshot uses only the exclusions settings.
Do one of the following:
On the Projects tab, click the Run link to the right of the task or tool associated with SetupCapture Configuration.
On the Tools tab, double-click SetupCapture Configuration. The Welcome dialog appears.
To select a configuration file, click Change. All settings you change are stored in this file. See Selecting the Configuration File. If the Change button is disabled, see Setting SetupCapture Configuration Security.
Click Next on the Welcome dialog. The General Settings dialog appears.
On the General Settings dialog, edit settings that determine how captures are performed, then click Next. These settings apply to SetupCapture only. For details, see Setting General Settings. The Directories to Watch dialog appears. This dialog applies to SetupCapture only.
If you are using the snapshot capture method, specify the directories to scan for changes during SetupCapture and click Next.
If you automatically build an exclusion list later in SetupCapture Configuration, the directories you specify are scanned during the exclusion list building process. The recommended setting is the root drive (C:\) with Include Sub-directories turned on. Changing the default is not recommended. See Setting Directories to Watch.
SmartMonitor monitors all local directories, regardless of what is specified in Directories to Watch.
The Build Exclusion List dialog appears.
To build an exclusion list, mark Automatically build exclusion list (recommended), click Next, and follow the prompts. For details, see Building an Exclusion List Automatically. Otherwise mark Do not automatically build exclusion list and click Next. If you choose to build an exclusion list, additional dialogs appear:
Begin Exclusion Capture. Click Next to begin scanning the registry and the directories specified in Directories to Watch.
Run Applications / Reboot. Run any applications that might be executed by an installation (examples: Internet Explorer* abd Notepad*) and then reboot the computer to ensure a complete exclusion list.
Leave the Run Applications / Reboot dialog open as you reboot. Do not close it or click Cancel. After reboot, SetupCapture Configuration reopens to the Run Applications / Reboot dialog. Click Next.
End Exclusions Capture. Click Next to rescan the computer.
After the exclusion list is built, the File and Folder Exclusions dialog appears. It displays the files and folders in the current configuration file's exclusion list. Items with a question mark icon were added by the exclusion list building process. Items without a question mark icon were already in the exclusion list.
Specify files and folders to be ignored by SetupCapture or SOE Snapshot and click Next. See Setting File and Folder Exclusions.
The Registry Exclusions dialog appears. It displays the registry entries in the current configuration file's exclusion list. Items with a question mark icon were added by the exclusion list building process. Items without a question mark icon were already in the exclusion list.
Specify registry keys and values to exclude from a SetupCapture or SOE Snapshot and click Next. See Setting Registry Exclusions. The INI Files Exclusions dialog appears. It displays the .ini file items in the current configuration file's exclusion list. Items with a question mark icon were added by the exclusion list building process. Items without a question mark icon were already in the exclusion list.
Specify .ini files or parts of .ini files to be ignored by a SetupCapture or SOE Snapshot and click Next. See Setting INI File Exclusions.
In the Professional Edition, the Virtual OS Files dialog appears. It reminds you that, if you plan to use Virtual Capture, you must create a Virtual OS on a clean machine before you can run SetupCapture.
If the Virtual OS Files dialog appears, click Next. The Finish dialog appears.
Click Finish, and the settings you specified in SetupCapture Configuration are saved to the configuration file you specified on the first dialog of SetupCapture Configuration.
To use this configuration file, click Change on the Welcome dialog of SetupCapture or SOE Snapshot. See Selecting the Configuration File.
If you added one or more file exclusions, you are prompted to check existing packages for those files and remove them. If you click Yes, Software Manager opens and the Remove Excluded Files wizard runs. See Removing Excluded Files From Packages in the Software Manager Help.
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