|Option||When or Why to use this?|
|Use the Updated Installation Process for Bamboo components||
Based on feedback from our customers, Bamboo introduced updated install/uninstall processes for component products (web parts). Instead of the Setup.exe Installation Application, we now supply two PowerShell scripts – one for Install/Upgrade and the other for Uninstall – to be used to install, upgrade, or uninstall the product.
For more information, see Overview of the Updated Installation Process for Bamboo components.
|Use the Bamboo Installation/Setup program||
This is an easy option for small to medium sized farms with not too many web applications and/or WFE servers. The program will automatically check certain conditions, ask which Web Applications you want to deploy to, and then ask if you want to automatically activate site collection features. These are things that are easy to forget when installing any other way.
Extra care must be used when installing a product manually because the series of automated checks performed by the Bamboo Installation program will not be available. Unexpected behavior during product configuration, licensing, or use may occur if some steps are skipped.