ISPWizard Quick Start Guide


Welcome to the ISPWizard Quick Start Guide.  This guide will try to explain the most common settings & get you started with a basic configuration.

ISPWizard is a tool for Internet Service Providers (and other organizations) to create customized setup programs that they can then distribute to their end users through a variety of means, such as disk and CD as well as a download from their web site.

Although the large number of configuration options available within ISPWizard may seem overwhelming at first, please keep in mind that most of them can be left at their default values - remember - if you're not sure what a setting is for, then chances are that you don't need to change it.  As an alternative to going through these instructions, you can use the ISPWizard Configuration Wizard (under Wizard->Open Configuration Wizard) to create a simple configuration - the Wizard will just ask you for the most common settings, so that you're not confronted with as many configuration options.

If you need further help beyond that contained in this page, please look at the Frequently Asked Questions and Advanced Options pages.  If you're still having problems, please contact us!  If you have any feedback on this page, (or any other) please contact us!

Step By Step:
This section will give you brief instructions on what you need to do on each of the tabs of the software:
To Finish:
Make sure that you save your configuration by clicking on either the "Save" button, or by going through the menu with File->Save or File->Save As.

If you have finished configuring the software to suit your needs, you can click the "Create" button.  If there are any problems detected with your settings, the software will prompt you to make changes, otherwise, it will ask you for a destination filename.

Once you have created your setup program, it's recommended that you test it on a non critical system that you don't mind having the Internet settings being changed.  Although the software can check for many potential configuration errors, it isn't psychic and can't tell if you mistype a setting such as your mail server name.

If you're planning to use CDs, it's recommended that you produce multiple burned copies that you can then distribute to some of your users to try before you proceed to the step of having the discs mass produced - remember that once CDs are pressed, there is nothing that we or anyone else can do to fix them if you make a mistake with your configuration.  Also, if you're using CDs, and would like Windows to automatically start the setup program when a user inserts the disc, there is a sample autorun.inf file that you can download - it's a simple plain text file that you can edit in Notepad to suit the name of the setup file that you have created.

From here, you can browse through the rest of the configuration options.  You're welcome to experiment with any of the settings to see if you find them useful.  Further information can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions and Advanced Options pages.

If you need any further assistance, please contact us!