How to install a Shopping 5.6 infrastructure and deploy Agents, including a guide to upgrading.

Shopping has six main components that must be installed:

  • Shopping Central Server
    • Shopping Web - the Portal which Shoppers use, some administration is performed, provides reports, APIs, and used by Shopping Receivers
    • Shopping Central service – performs various processes at intervals, such as schedulding deployments, retrieving data from ActievEfficiency and Active Directory, and sending emails
    • Shopping database – for data storage
  • Shopping Console GUI – to administer and use Shopping
    • installed on the Central Server by default
    • can be installed on remote computers
  • Shopping Receiver service
    • installed on each Configuration Manager site. Creates collections and deployments
  • Tachyon Agent for Shopping
    • retrieves information about the user's computer when Shoppers browse the Shopping Portal


In this section

Installing Shopping Central

How to install Shopping Central using the interactive installer wizard or in unattended mode - also includes basic instructions on uninstalling Shopping Central.

Installing the Shopping receiver
Installing the Shopping client
Post-installation steps
Upgrading to Shopping 5.6

To enable the Shopping OS deployment feature, you must install a Shopping receiver on the Configuration Manager site which is either:
  • the standalone primary site
  • or the CAS if you use multiple primary sites