The Shopping client is a module in the Tachyon Agent, and the 1E Client, which provides the following features:
- Provides a loopback mechanism which allows the Shopping web site to retrieve information about the user's computer
- Windows Servicing Assistant (WSA)
This means all computers from which users will access the Shopping self-service portal must have the Tachyon Agent (or 1E Client) installed with the Shopping module enabled.
1E are in the process of combining existing 1E client and agent functionality into a single client, which began with the Shopping Agent functionality being included in the Tachyon Agent and continuing with the 1E Client.
Shopping Admin Console settings
On startup, the Shopping client contacts the Shopping Central website to get the appropriate URL to use for the local loopback mechanism. This URL is defined in the Shopping Settings (1E Tachyon Agent loopback URL under Web Application) in the Shopping Admin Console as highlighted below. The default setting is
http://localhost:8000/ShoppingCentralAgent/MachineInfo. If you want the agent to use a port other than 8000 for this loopback mechanism, modify the port number in the 1E Tachyon Agent loopback URL in the Shopping settings.
Removing the 1E Shopping Agent
When the 1E Client starts, and the Shopping module is enabled, it checks to see if the 1E Shopping Agent is installed and if so, it will attempt to uninstall it. If unistallation is successful, the 1E Client will enable the Shopping module. If for any reason the Shopping Agent uninstall fails, the Shopping module will remain inactive and the 1E Shopping Agent will continue to provide machine information to the Shopping web site. The removal of the 1E Shopping Agent will be retried each time the 1E Client starts (if it hasn't been removed by any other method).