How about a super-slick install, and documentation which details the steps to do a manual install, and corcondantly, just what the installer is actually doing? Robert -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Joshua Olson Sent: Wednesday, 7 July 2004 7:07 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] Is a super-slick installation necessary? Hi listees... In your opinion, is a super-slick installation process necessary or even appreciated by hard-core system administrators? For example, let's say you had a program that ran as a system level service and had to copy files into a folder, put in some registry keys, and maybe restart some other services to get running. Would you prefer to have some voodoo magic installer do all the work, or would you prefer to have some good instructions, some helpful batch files, some reg files, etc, and perform the install manually? My thought is that a hard-core admin would want to know exactly what's going on, even if it means taking 20 minutes to install the service instead of 2. Thoughts? Thanks. <><><><><><><><><><> Joshua Olson Web Application Engineer WAE Tech Inc. http://www.waetech.com/service_areas/ 706.210.0168 -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !