This section describes how to use the Ipswitch Client installer to install the Ad Hoc Transfer Plug-in for Outlook file transfer client that uses WS_FTP Server to securely send email attachments. This plug-in uses the Ad Hoc Transfer Module, which must be already installed on the WS_FTP Server computer. Each end user needs to install the plug-in in order to use Outlook to send files via Ad Hoc Transfer.
Run the installer on the computer of each user for whom you want to provide the Ad Hoc Transfer Plug-in for Outlook client.
On Windows 7 and Windows 8 the installer must be run as Administrator.
You can also use the silent (unattended) install process to automate the installations. See Silent Install of the Ad Hoc Transfer Plug-in for Outlook in this guide for more information.
If you have a currently installed version of the client, the installer will remove the old version and install the new version of the client.
To install the client on an end user computer:
Instead of the Welcome screen, Windows 8 users who do not have Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 installed see a message that Windows is missing an installation requirement. You must enable Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 as a Windows feature as described in the WS_FTP Server 2017 Release Notes > System Requirements, then continue the installation.
\Program Files (x86)\Ipswitch\Client
The Connection information screen opens.
Optionally, select View Install Log to display the log.
If you install the the client without entering valid connection information, you can enter the correct connection information after the installation is finished. Click the Cannot connect to server error notification to view the configuration dialog.
When you have successfully installed the client, make sure you have completed the configuration by entering a valid WS_FTP Server, username, and password. For more information on entering this information, see Completing the End User Configuration.
The install log is located at:
Once configured, you can start using the client, see Using the Ad Hoc Transfer Plug-in for Outlook.