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Install ZoomIt

Finebuild can install and configure ZoomIt as part of the SQL Server install process.

ZoomIt was originally produced by Sysinternals, now part of Microsoft. It allows zooming of a highlighted portion of the Windows Desktop, and was chosen to be included in FineBuild to help with troubleshooting or presentations.

ZoomIt home page
ZoomIt download

FineBuild ZoomIt Install

Automated silent installation of ZoomIt is performed by Process Id 4TL and is controlled by the parameters below:

Install Parameter Build SQL2005 SQL2008 SQL2008R2 SQL2012 SQL2014
SetupZoomIt FULL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SetupSQLTools No No No No No
SetupZoomIt WORKSTATION Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SetupSQLTools Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SetupZoomIt CLIENT Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SetupSQLTools Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

In order to maintain compatibility with older versions of SQL FineBuild, the parameters InstZoomIt and InstSQLTools can also be used.

FineBuild also uses the following parameters to help install ZoomIt:
Parameter Default Value Description
ZoomItexe ZoomIt.exe Name of ZoomIt program file
ZoomItZip Name of file holding ZoomIt install media

ZoomIt cannot be installed by FineBuild on a Windows Core operating system because it is supplied in zip file format.

The FineBuild install for ZoomIt includes the following:
  • Perform a ZoomIt install
  • Create a menu entry for ZoomIt in the Administrative Tools menu

Manual ZoomIt Install

The following steps show what you would have to do to install ZoomIt manually. FineBuild does all of this work for you automatically.

ZoomIt Install

1) Navigate to C:\Program Files and create a subfolder ZoomIt.

2) Navigate to the Additional Components folder and double-click on Highlight all files, right-click and select Copy.

3) Paste the ZoomIt files into C:\Program Files\ZoomIt.

Setup ZoomIt menu item

1) Right-click on ZoomIt.exe and select Copy.

2) Open the All Users Administrative Tools menu folder. Click on Start, right-click on Administrative Tools and select Open.

3) Right-click within the Administrative Tools folder, right-click and select Paste Shortcut.

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Last edited Oct 8, 2014 at 12:33 PM by EdVassie, version 5