Running Setup.exe

Setup.exe is a program that can be used to either install or remove the Microsoft® Provisioning Framework or individual components from a local computer. Setup.exe is primarily intended for use with stand-alone computers used for development or evaluation purposes. Although you can use it for a deployment involving multiple computers, in this situation, it is usually more efficient to execute an unattended installation from a script, third-party tool, or the command line.

Note Before running Setup.exe for an install, verify that the computer meets all the system requirements.

To run Setup.exe from a CD-ROM

To run Setup.exe from a share on a local area network

Executing the setup

Once Setup.exe is on the screen, proceed as follows.

  1. In the welcome screen, click Next.
  2. In the License Agreement screen, click I accept the terms in the license agreement, then Next.
  3. In the Customer Information screen, enter your user name and organization, then click Next.
  4. If the Installation Mode screen displays, click either Local or Domain, then click Next.

    Local indicates that the installation is for a stand-alone computer used for development or evaluation purposes. Domain indicates that the installation involves multiple computers that will communicate with each other.

    The Installation Mode screen displays only for member servers (which can be either local or domain), and only when one of the following conditions is true:
See Also

Getting Started