When you install the Rational Functional Tester package using IBM Installation Manager, choose a package group and a shared resource directory.
During the installation process, specify a package group for the Rational Functional Tester package. A package group represents a directory in which packages share resources with other packages in the same group. When you install the Rational Functional Tester package using Installation Manager, you can create a new package group or install the packages into an existing package group. (Some packages might not be able to share a package group, in which case the option to use an existing package group will be disabled.)
Note that when you install multiple packages at the same time, all the packages are installed into the same package group.
A package group is assigned a name automatically; however, you choose the installation directory for the package group.
After you create the package group by successfully installing a product package, you cannot change the installation directory. The installation directory contains files and resources specific to the Rational Functional Tester product package installed into that package group. Resources in the product package that can potentially be used by other package groups are placed in the shared resources directory.
Important: To enable users who do not have Administrator privileges to work with Rational Functional Tester in the Windows Vista operating system, do not choose a directory inside the Program Files directory (C:\Program Files\).
Shared resources directory
The shared resources directory is the directory where installation artifacts are located so that they can be used by one or more product package groups.
- You can specify the shared resources directory once: the first time that you install a package. For best results, use your largest drive for this. You cannot change the directory location unless you uninstall all packages.
- To enable users who do not have Administrator privileges to work with Rational Functional Tester on a Windows Vista system, do not choose a directory inside the Program Files directory (C:\Program Files\).
- Extending an existing Eclipse IDE
When you install the Rational Functional Tester product package, you can choose to extend an Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE) already installed on your computer by adding the functions that the Rational Functional Tester package contains.