A shared directory on a network file server to which users on your network can connect to install client software locally on their client computers.
Creating a client installation is the first step in preparing to install software over the network.
To create a client installation point, create a directory on a server and share the folder with full permissions for administrators and read-only permissions for ordinary users.
Either copy the installation files for the software from the CD to the shared directory, or run the setup program using a special switch to copy the files so that they can be used for network installation—for example, to uncompress the cabinet files on the CD.
Users can then connect to the shared directory, run the setup program, and complete the installation process.